President of the Bundestag.
"Was bedeutet das?" English translation
At least Members of the Bundestag are elected in this way. In addition to this, there are certain circumstances in which some candidates win what are known as overhang seats when the seats are being distributed. If a party has gained more direct mandates in a Land than it is entitled to according to the results of the second vote, it does not forfeit these mandates because all directly elected candidates are guaranteed a seat in the Bundestag.
The other parties are then compensated by getting additional seats as well, the balance seats , so proportionality is preserved. The last Federal elections were held on Sunday, 24 September , to elect the members of the 19th Bundestag.
Alternative for Germany AfD —which was previously unrepresented in the Bundestag—became the third party in the Bundestag with No party won an outright majority in any state, including Bavaria, where the CSU often wins majorities and won a majority of the vote in The most important organisational structures within the Bundestag are parliamentary groups Fraktionen ; sing.
The size of a party's Fraktion determines the extent of its representation on legislative committees, the time slots allotted for speaking, the number of committee chairs it can hold, and its representation in executive bodies of the Bundestag. The Fraktionen, not the members, receive the bulk of government funding for legislative and administrative activities.
The leadership of each Fraktion consists of a parliamentary party leader, several deputy leaders, and an executive committee. The leadership's major responsibilities are to represent the Fraktion, enforce party discipline, and orchestrate the party's parliamentary activities. The members of each Fraktion are distributed among working groups focused on specific policy-related topics such as social policy, economics, and foreign policy.
The Fraktion meets every Tuesday afternoon in the weeks in which the Bundestag is in session to consider legislation before the Bundestag and formulate the party's position on it.
This status entails some privileges which are in general less than those of a Fraktion. In the current Bundestag, there are no such groups the PDS had only two constituency MPs in parliament until and could thus not even considered a group anymore; the party—now The Left —has held full Fraktion status in the Bundestag since The Bundestag's executive bodies include the Council of Elders and the Presidium. The council consists of the Bundestag leadership, together with the most senior representatives of each fraktion , with the number of these representatives tied to the strength of the Parliamentary groups in the chamber.
The council is the coordination hub, determining the daily legislative agenda and assigning committee chairpersons based on Parliamentary group representation. The council also serves as an important forum for interparty negotiations on specific legislation and procedural issues.
The Presidium is responsible for the routine administration of the Bundestag, including its clerical and research activities. It consists of the chamber's president usually elected from the largest fraktion and vice presidents one from each fraktion. Most of the legislative work in the Bundestag is the product of standing committees, which exist largely unchanged throughout one legislative period.
The number of committees approximates the number of federal ministries, and the titles of each are roughly similar e. There are, as of the current eighteenth Bundestag, 23 standing committees. The distribution of committee chairs and the membership of each committee reflect the relative strength of the various Parliamentary groups in the chamber. Members of the opposition party can chair a significant number of standing committees e. The budget committee is always chaired by the biggest opposition party.
These committees have either a small staff or no staff at all. As is the case with some other parliaments, the Bundestag is subject to the principle of discontinuation , meaning that a newly elected Bundestag is legally regarded to be a body and entity completely different from the previous Bundestag. This leads to the result, that any motion, application or action submitted to the previous Bundestag, e.
Thus any bill that has not been decided upon by the beginning of the new electoral period must be brought up by the government again, if it aims to uphold the motion, this procedure in effect delaying the passage of the bill. Furthermore, any newly elected Bundestag will have to freshly decide on the rules of procedure Geschäftsordnung , which is done by a formal decision of taking over such rules from the preceding Bundestag by reference.
Thus, it may happen and has happened that the old Bundestag gathers and makes decisions even after the election of a new Bundestag that has not gathered in order to constitute itself. For example, elections to the 16th Bundestag took place on 18 September ,  but the 15th Bundestag still convened after election day to make some decisions on German military engagement abroad,  and was entitled to do so, as the newly elected 16th Bundestag did not convene for the first time until 18 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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English Commissioning of a new assembly hall. German Inbetriebnahme einer vollautomatischen Montageanlage. English Start-up of a fully automated assembly system. German Inbetriebnahme einer zweiten Kartonmaschine.
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