President of the Landtag (Germany)

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A state parliament president is the parliamentary president of a German state parliament . He alternates with his deputies to chair the plenary sessions of the state parliament, conducts elections and votes and represents parliament externally in parliamentary and administrative matters. It is elected by the members of the state parliament from among them and, together with the vice-presidents and possibly other members, forms the presidium or the board of directors. In agreement with this steering committee, he oversees the employees of the state parliament.

The presidents of the state parliament are united in the " Conference of the Presidents of the German state parliaments, the German Bundestag and the Bundesrat" . In particular, questions relating to the internal and external challenges of the state parliaments, their work, position and tasks, questions of federalism , parliamentary law and the law of representatives are dealt with there.

The parliament president received increased to a functional allowance parliamentary allowance .

Current state presidents of the German state parliaments

The following overview lists the 16 incumbent state presidents (eight men and eight women). The Union parties CDU and CSU together have eight state presidents, the SPD six, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen one and the party Die Linke since November 2019 also one state president.

Traditionally, the candidate of the largest parliamentary group is elected president, although this tradition has been deviated from in individual cases: On July 4, 1995 , the members of the 14th Bremen parliament elected the CDU politician Reinhard Metz as their president, although the CDU was 37 Seated as many seats as the SPD parliamentary group, but in the 1995 general election, exactly 2,700 votes, or 0.8 percent less, than the SPD received.

The currently longest serving President of the State Parliament is the President of the Saxon State Parliament Matthias Rößler (CDU, in office since 2009).

country photo Surname Official title Political party since
Baden-WürttembergBaden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg
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Muhterem Macaws President of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg Alliance 90 / The Greens 2016
BavariaBavaria Bavaria
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Ilse Aigner President of the Bavarian State Parliament CSU 2018
BerlinBerlin Berlin
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Ralf Wieland President of the Berlin House of Representatives SPD 2011
BrandenburgBrandenburg Brandenburg
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Ulrike Liedtke President of the Brandenburg State Parliament SPD 2019
BremenBremen Bremen
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Frank Imhoff President of the Bremen Citizenship CDU 2019
HamburgHamburg Hamburg
Carola Veit President of the Hamburg Parliament SPD 2011
HesseHesse Hesse
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Boris Rhein President of the Hessian State Parliament CDU 2019
Mecklenburg-Western PomeraniaMecklenburg-Western Pomerania Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Birgit Hesse President of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State Parliament SPD 2019
Lower SaxonyLower Saxony Lower Saxony
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Gabriele Andretta President of the Lower Saxony State Parliament SPD 2017
North Rhine-WestphaliaNorth Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
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André Kuper President of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia CDU 2017
Rhineland-PalatinateRhineland-Palatinate Rhineland-Palatinate
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Hendrik Hering President of the State Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate SPD 2016
SaarlandSaarland Saarland
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Stephan Toscani President of the Saarland State Parliament CDU 2018
SaxonySaxony Saxony
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Matthias Roessler President of the Saxon State Parliament CDU 2009
Saxony-AnhaltSaxony-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt
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Gabriele Brakebusch President of the State Parliament of Saxony-Anhalt CDU 2016
Schleswig-HolsteinSchleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein
Klaus Schlie President of the Schleswig-Holstein State Parliament CDU 2012
ThuringiaThuringia Thuringia
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Birgit Keller President of the Thuringian Parliament The left 2019

See also