Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein

The Schleswig-Holstein Landtag is the state parliament of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It convenes in the state's capital Kiel and currently consists of 73 members of six parties. The current majority consists of a "Jamaica coalition" of the Christian Democratic Union, The Greens, and the Free Democratic Party, supporting the cabinet of Minister President Daniel Günther.

Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holsteinischer Landtag
Coat of arms of Schlewig-Holstein
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Type
Type
Established11 October 1868
Leadership
President
Kristina Herbst, CDU
since 18 May 2022
Vice Presidents
Eka von Kalben, Greens
since 7 June 2022
Structure
Seats69
2022 Schleswig-Holstein state election - composition chart.svg
Political groups
Incoming legislature:

Outgoing government (53)

  •   CDU (34)
  •   The Greens (14)
  •   FDP (5)

Opposition (16)

Elections
Last election
8 May 2022
Meeting place
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Landeshaus, Kiel
Website
landtag.ltsh.de
Aerial view
Landeshaus in Kiel, the seat of the Landtag

The Landtag maintains partnerships with the parliament of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, the Oblast Duma of the Kaliningrad Oblast and the parliament of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

SeatEdit

Since 1950, the Landtag convenes in the Landeshaus in Kiel, which was built in 1888 as the Royal Marine Academy.[1] During the Nazi-Era, the Landeshaus served as seat of the German Navy's Baltic Sea Command.[1] Up to 1950, the Landtag convened in Lübeck, Flensburg and Eckernförde as well as in Kiel.[1] Since its renovation in 2003, the Landtag is assembled in a new Chamber inside of the Landeshaus.[1]

Electoral systemEdit

The Landtag is elected via mixed-member proportional representation. 35 members are elected in single-member constituencies via first-past-the-post voting. 34 members are then allocated using compensatory proportional representation. Voters have two votes: the "first vote" for candidates in single-member constituencies, and the "second vote" for party lists, which are used to fill the proportional seats. The minimum size of the Landtag is 69 members, but if overhang seats are present, proportional leveling seats will be added to ensure proportionality. An electoral threshold of 5% of valid votes is applied to the Landtag; parties that fall below this threshold, and fail to win at least one constituency, are ineligible to receive seats. Parties representing the Danish minority of Southern Schleswig and the Frisians, such as the South Schleswig Voters' Association, are exempt from the threshold.[2]

Presidents of the LandtagEdit

So far, the presidents of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein have been:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Landeshaus". www.landtag.ltsh.de. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  2. ^ "Elections". Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Kristina Herbst ist neue Landtagspräsidentin". www.landtag.ltsh.de. Retrieved 2022-06-09.
  1. ^ Unlike in all other states and on a federal level, the leader of the opposition is a formal office laid out by the Schleswig-Holstein state constitution.

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Coordinates: 54°20′06″N 10°09′11″E / 54.335°N 10.153°E / 54.335; 10.153