US News: FDP plans referendum on the right to elect

EELV: Julien Bayou, swept away by the #MeToo wave, resigns from his post as national secretary

 EELV: Julien Bayou, swept away by the #MeToo wave, resigns from his post as national secretary © Geoffroy van der Hasselt Julien Bayou, National Secretary of Europe Ecology-les Verts (EELV) and president of the ecological group at the 'National Assembly, on June 28, 2022 in Paris The vague #MeToo swept again on the left: the boss of the Greens Julien Bayou left his functions on Monday, considering himself trapped by an "untenable" situation in which he cannot, according to He, asserting his defense in the face of accusations of psychological violence against his ex-partner.

The FDP wants to enforce changes to the right to vote for the state parliament changed in the spring. This was announced by parliamentary group Hans-Ulrich Rülke and head of state Michael Theurer on Friday in Stuttgart. They did not give exact details. Both referred to a planned press conference next Thursday. In the past, the liberals had repeatedly warned of the new voting right and proposed to reduce the number of constituencies to 60. However, the liberals could not prevail.

Vorsitzender der FDP Fraktion im Landtag von Baden-Württemberg Hans-Ulrich Rülke. © Bernd Weißbrod/dpa/archive picture Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg Hans-Ulrich Rülke.

With the voting right reform, a two-vote right to vote was introduced for Baden-Württemberg in April. With the first vote, the constituency candidate or the constituency candidate is elected directly. The second vote goes to a party that sets up a country list for this - the parties have more influence with the candidate. The distribution of seats in the state parliament is determined by the second vote. Depending on the number of direct mandates of a party, compensation and thus more seats in parliament are necessary in order to achieve a distribution of seats in accordance with the second votes. The Bundestag, which has become increasingly growing, also has to deal with similar problems. Among other things, the reform in the southwest should ensure that more women move into the plenary. In the past,

at the state level has recently been attempted for referendums on species protection or free daycare centers. Not a single time came about.

election campaign spurt with Chancellor Scholz in Lower Saxony .
One day before the state election in Lower Saxony, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) supports his party colleague Stephan Weil this Saturday at the campaign. In the afternoon, an election campaign event of the incumbent prime minister in Hanover is planned, to which, in addition to Scholz, the Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) is also expected. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa/archive picture Olaf Scholz (SPD), Chancellor, runs through the Bundestag.

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