Dentro del frente, dominado por el SED, se acordaban las cuotas de escanos que corresponderian a cada organizacion integrante y se confeccionaba una lista electoral unica, en la cual los candidatos del SED acaparaban una porcion mayoritaria, asegurandose asi el control de la Volkskammer
It was seat of the Volkskammer
(the parliament of the GDR) but mainly used as a culture house.
On 15 September, the East German Volkskammer
approached the West German Bundestag and proposed the formation of an all-German consultative council (Gesamtdeutscher Konsultativrat) that was meant to prepare all-German elections and to start negotiations about the peace treaty with the Four Powers.
eliminated the SED's monopoly on power.
23, East Germany's House of Representatives, the Volkskammer
, voted for unilateral adherence by the East German Lander to West Germany's Constitution.
He told Ken that about 20 years ago (which would be approximately the time the Socialist Unity Party lost its majority in the Volkskammer
[the East German parliament]) he escorted "many truckloads" of SKS rifles to a depot to be destroyed.
By June 1990 the East German Parliament created a special commission to oversee the Stasi records, headed by dissident Rostock pastor and Volkskammer
member, Joachim Gauck, whose commission was thereafter known as the Gauck Authority.
Gesetz uber die Wahlen zur Volkskammer
[Election Law], Aug.
In his introductory essay to the collection Die bewegte Stadt, Thomas Kruger, who was a member of the first freely elected GDR Volkskammer
and later active in SPD cultural politics, describes Berlin at the end of the 1990s as a "Stadt der Unentschiedenheit," where the social elites of both former part-cities are undergoing rapid delegitimation and aging.
, the East German Parliament, abolished the SED's monopoly on political power on i December.
In this connection, the court cited articles 49(1) and 48(2) of the GDR Constitution to show that the laws, which could only be enacted by the Volkskammer
, were "binding.
109) Cited from Grotewohl's Volkskammer
speech, 27 Sept.