Berlin member of the Bundestag

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Member of the Bundestag in Berlin 1949–1990
Electoral term SPD CDU FDP FDV AL total
1. (1949–1952) 5 2 1 8th
1. (1952-1953) 9 5 5 19th
2. (1953–1957) 11 6th 5 22nd
3. (1957-1961) 12 7th 2 1 22nd
4. (1961-1965) 13 9 22nd
5. (1965-1969) 15th 6th 1 22nd
6. (1969–1972) 13 8th 1 22nd
7. (1972-1976) 12 9 1 22nd
8. (1976-1980) 10 11 1 22nd
9. (1980-1983) 10 11 1 22nd
10. (1983-1987) 9 11 1 1 22nd
11. (1987-1990) 7th 11 2 2 22nd

As Berlin deputies were designated at the time of the German division of the members of parliament from West Berlin .

Since Berlin was not allowed to be governed from the Federal Republic due to its so-called four-power status , the Berlin House of Representatives had to put federal laws into force in Berlin by means of a separate vote ; the laws themselves contained a corresponding Berlin clause .

Conversely, however, the population of Berlin was also not allowed to participate in the legislation in the Federal Republic of Germany , again as a result of the four-power status . Therefore, there were no federal elections between 1949 and 1990 in Berlin. Instead, the Berlin House of Representatives elected the Berlin MPs to the German Bundestag on the day of the respective Bundestag election in accordance with the political balance of power there . According to the rules of procedure of the Bundestag, these had an unrestricted right to speak, they could also take on functions in parliament - Hans-Jochen Vogel, for example, had moved into the Bundestag as a Berlin member after the Bundestag elections in 1983 and became chairman of the SPD parliamentary group - but they were up to Votes on the rules of procedure are not entitled to vote.

In such votes, in which the votes were formally counted, the votes of the Berlin MPs were therefore determined and announced separately.

The Berlin Bundestag MPs were given full voting rights on June 8, 1990, and thus before the Bundestag elections on December 2 of that year and also before the Bundestag MPs appointed by the GDR People's Chamber , who had full voting rights in Parliament from October 3, 1990.

As early as 1948 to form the Parliamentary Council , the Berlin House of Representatives sent five members who were not entitled to vote (three from the SPD, one each from the CDU and FDP).


  • Gerhard A. Ritter , Merith Niehuss: Elections in the Federal Republic of Germany. Bundestag and Landtag elections 1946–1987. Beck, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-406-32055-4 , pp. 72, 75 and 104.
  • Konrad Hesse: Basic features of the constitutional law of the Federal Republic of Germany. 20th edition, Müller, Heidelberg 1999, ISBN 3-8114-7499-5 , p. 37.


  1. from February 1, 1952
  2. Announced in BGBl. I p. 1068 .