Party of non-voters

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Party of non-voters
Logo of the party of non-voters
Party leader Klaus Schlagmann
Deputy Chairman Thomas Gretscher
founding 1998
Place of foundation Cologne
resolution 2016
Headquarters Cologne
Bundestag seats 0
Number of members 400

The party of non-voters (also: non-voter party; short name: non-voters ) was a small German party founded by hotelier and former CDU politician Werner Peters in 1998 in Cologne . Their main demands their program counted as creating more direct democracy in the form of referendum and - polls .

Party history

After it was founded in 1998, it stood in the 1998 Bundestag election only in North Rhine-Westphalia and achieved 6,827 votes (0.1%). In the North Rhine-Westphalian state elections in 2000 , she received 175 votes (0.0%), but could only be elected in one constituency . She was no longer approved by the Federal Returning Officer for the following federal elections . The reason was temporary inactivity.

In May 2011 the party was re-established in Cologne. In October 2011, a first regional association was founded in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was admitted to the 2013 federal election and received 11,349 votes (0.03%). This party disbanded on December 10, 2016.

Self-image and party goals

The party saw itself on the one hand as a forum and collecting basin for "politically motivated non-voters", on the other hand as a "mouthpiece for reform movements". According to the program, the main demands and objectives of the party were:

  • Strengthening democracy through the introduction of direct democratic elements (referendums, referendums, direct elections and the possibility of voting out office holders).
  • Strengthening of the competences of the members of parliament by abolishing the parliamentary group requirement
  • Strict separation of government office and parliamentary mandate. Abolition of the Parliamentary State Secretaries .
  • Limitation of parliamentary and government offices to two legislative terms .
  • Decoupling of political activity from professional career.
  • Limitation of state party funding to the mere reimbursement of the costs of a reasonable election campaign.
  • Simultaneous holding of all state elections on one day in the middle of the legislative period of the Bundestag to avoid a permanent election campaign .

See also

Individual evidence

  2. ^ A politician refuses to vote, Stern , June 9, 2009.
  4. Principles of the party

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