Germany- Politics

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08/28/08 1 Germany- Politics Ricardo Rene Laremont
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08/28/08 2 Key Issues Role for Germany in European Union Recovery of German Economy Cost of Welfare State with declining population Guest Workers/Gastarbeiter/Turkish Community
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08/28/08 3 Basic Law Provides Basis for Government 16 States: Lander Chancellor Symbolic President Bicamceral Legislature Bundestag (lower house) Bundesrat (upper house) Federalism Judicial Review
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08/28/08 4 Bundestag- Legislature Bundestag- 656 members Elected by two ballot system ½ by SMD-P ½ by party vote/ PR Must be elected within a 4 year cycle Constructive Vote of No Confidence- if passed, election must be held within 14 days (happened twice in mid-1970s) Question Hour (like Britain)
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08/28/08 5 Elections 1 st Ballot- SMD- Plurality 2 nd Ballot- voter designates party of choice Determines actual number of seats for party in Bundestag Result- direct elections and election from party list
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