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The traffic light coalition from SPD, Greens and FDP wants to swiftly reduce the rectified day grown on record size. "The electoral reform will be a project at the beginning of the legislative period," said FDP parliamentary boss Christian Dürr of the Düsseldorf "Rheinische Post" from Monday. At the same time, he practiced sharp criticism of the CSU, which prevents further reforms in the past.

Die Ampel-Koalition aus SPD, Grünen und FDP will zügig mit einer Wahlrechtsreform den auf Rekordgröße angewachsenen Bundestag verkleinern. © John MacDougall The traffic light coalition from SPD, Greens and FDP wants to quickly reduce the rectified day covered by a lawyer. "The electoral reform will be a project at the beginning of the legislative period," said FDP faction leader Dürr.

"The culprit for us to have the largest Bundestag in the history of the Republic, is clearly the CSU," said Dürr. "It may not be once again that the CSU takes the whole Bundestag and all of Germany in mooring because she punches up." The FDP politician expects the public pressure so great that CDU and CSU would have to move.

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"Our goal is that our electoral reform is worn wide," said Dürr. He invites the Union to "join". Since the federal election, 736 deputies have been sitting in Parliament, the electoral law provides a target size of 598.

also for the parliamentary managing director of the SPD parliamentary group, Katja Mast, has a reduction in parliamentary size high priority. "We go swiftly. All democratic political groups are invited to participate," she said the newspaper.


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So far, the reform of the election right but failed that the Union proposals should always have strengthened the CDU / CSU, so mast. "The reform of electoral right may not be a question of party tactics. Therefore, we will involve science and case law and make a good proposal," announced the SPD politician.

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of the Justiciar of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Ansgar Heveling, but keeps the possibilities for adapting in the existing system of personalized proportional choice but for almost exhausted. A significantly further reduction of the constituencies or the complete clearing of mandates across country boundaries is constitutionally no longer reasonable.

A reform that remained close to the existing system can only be achieved with a real two vote right. "Through a true separation of first and second voice, so from personnel and proportionality, the Bundestag Size is definitely committed," said Heveling the "Rheinische Post".

The European Office Faction spokesman for state reforms, Philipp Amthor (CDU), warned the traffic lights to develop the right to vote with their governmental majority: "It corresponds to a good parliamentary tradition that fundamental election reforms are coordinated to their beings."

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Writing on Bundestag President Bas: SPD, Union, Green and FDP nominate Steinmeier officially for second term of office .
The four largest parliamentary groups support the Federal President now officially in the election in February. Steinmeier explained his consent. © Photo: Imago / Photothek Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has the majority in the Bundestag behind him. The party and political groups of SPD, CDU / CSU, GREENS and FDP have officially expressed their support for a second term of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a joint letter.

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