Bundestag and Bundesrat in the Federal Republic of Germany
- The positive balance of the Euro in the last 10 years, and its key role in managing the recent crisis
- The future of the Euro
- However, the Euro currency is not as strong as one might suppose
- The future of the Euro - Conditioned by an increase in the economic convergence of the countries in the Euro area
Germany, with its official name as the Federal Republic of Germany underlined its importance as a federal state. The components of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany of May 23, 1949, also known as Constitution of Germany, have set up five permanent federal agencies: the Federal President, the Bundestag, the federal government, the Federal Constitutional Court and finally the Bundesrat. The two pillars of parliamentary action at the federal level are the Bundestag and Bundesrat. The first is a parliamentary assembly representing the people as a whole. It consists of a minimum number of 598 members freely elected by the citizens for a period of four years by a voting mechanism which combines FPTP and a proportional representation list. Each voter has two votes. The first is to elect a member by majority vote in one round in one of 299 constituencies. The second allows you to choose a party list. There are also additional terms when a party wins a majority vote.