Bundesrat


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Bundesrat

 

in the Federal Republic of Germany, a representative body of the Länder. It is composed of 41 representatives of the governments of the Länder (between three and five representatives appointed by the government of each Land, depending on the population) and representatives of West Berlin, who have a consultative vote.

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The balance of power in the new Bundesrat will help determine the nature of the new coalition, and a continuation of the current CDU-CSU and Social Democrat coalition is one plausible option.
Le Bundesrat a explique sa decision par le fait que la Tunisie, le Maroc et l'Algerie ne sont pas "surs" et que la securite des refugies n'est pas assuree.
In 1989, at his 80th birthday, Erni was politically rehabilitated, when a member of the Bundesrat officially apologised for the amount of distrust the government had towards Erni in earlier years.
Germany's coalition government was the driver behind the law, and the main opposition, the SPD, has said that it will try to defeat the law in the country's second legislative chamber, the Bundesrat.
The upper house, the Bundesrat, will vote on 14 December on whether to bring a lawsuit against the party before the constitutional court in Karlsruhe.
The Bundestag (Lower House) is elected by a mixed system of first past the post and proportional representation while the Upper House, the Bundesrat, consists of members nominated in proportion to the size of the population in their particular state.
Une majorite des deux-tiers etait requise dans les deux chambres parlementaire, Bundestag et Bundesrat, pour avaliser les deux piliers mis en place par les Europeens pour sortir la zone euro de la crise.
But Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition needs the backing of states controlled by the opposition Social Democrats (SPD) to ensure the tax deal wins approval in Germany's upper house, the Bundesrat.
What is more, the German Bundesrat was opposed to the legal basis chosen by the Commission (Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU).
Ferdinand's father was not Emperor Franz Joseph; Austria-Hungary did negotiate with Serbia before war was declared: there was no 'alliance' among the UK, France and Russia in 1904; in 1914 Lloyd George did not oppose the war; the Imperial German Parliament was not the "Reichstag' and its 'legislative (legislature]' was not the Bundesrat - the Bundesrat was the upper house and the Reichstag was the lower house of Parliament; Spain was neutral during the Great War; from 1889-1965 London's government was the London County Council; and finally, the 1918 armistice did not order Wilhelm It's abdication.
The measures are due to be voted on in the German Parliament's lower house (Bundestag) and upper house (Bundesrat) of parliament on September 23, allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel announced later Friday, as cited by DPA.
The opposition holds a majority in the upper house, the Bundesrat, where states are represented.

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