Electoral reform – CDU announces lawsuit – politics
The traffic light coalition becomes theirs electoral reform expected to decide with its own majority in the Bundestag on Friday. When voting in the parliamentary groups on Tuesday afternoon, the members of the Greens and FDP agreed unanimously and those of the SPD with an overwhelming majority. This was announced by the parliamentary group leaders Rolf Mützenich (SPD), Britta Haßelmann (Greens) and Christian Dürr (FDP). They described the reform, which will reduce the Bundestag from 736 MPs to 630 seats, as “fair and constitutional”. The Union wants to sue the Federal Constitutional Court, announced CDU leader Friedrich Merz. The main reason for this is the provision that it should no longer be enough for a party to enter the Bundestag by winning three direct mandates, but for it to have achieved at least 5.0 percent of the votes in Germany. This could affect the CSU and the Left Party.