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
Coat of arms or logo
Klaus Schlie, CDU
since 5 June 2012
Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein 2017.svg
Political groups

Government (44)

Opposition (29)

  •      SPD (21)
  •      AfD (5)
  •      SSW (3)
Last election
7 May 2017
Next election
Meeting place
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Landeshaus, Kiel
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.


Since 1950, the Landtag convenes in the Landeshaus in Kiel, which was built in 1888 as the Royal Marine Academy. Up to 1950, the Landtag convened in Lübeck, Flensburg and Eckernförde as well as in Kiel. Since its renovation in 2003, the Landtag is assembled in a new Chamber inside of the Landeshaus.

Current compositionEdit

After the elections of 7 May 2017, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:[1]

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 25
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 21
Green Party (Die Grünen) 10
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 9
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 5
South Schleswig Voter Federation (SSW) 3

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats. This is not the case for the South Schleswig Voter Federation, representing the Danish and Frisian minorities in Schleswig-Holstein and thus being exempt from the 5% rule.

Presidents of the LandtagEdit

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


External linksEdit

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