Bundestag of Werania

Bundestag of Werania

Bundestag der Ostischland
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesHerrstag
Volkstag
Leadership
Monarch
Charlotte II
since 22 March 2014
Speaker of the Herrstag
Reiner Joachim, Nonpartisan
since March 13 2014
Speaker of the Volkstag
Jakob Böckler, NKP
since May 7 2019
Structure
Seats232 (Herrstag)
545 (Volkstag)
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Herrstag political groups
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Volkstag political groups
Elections
First-past-the-post
Single non-transferable vote
Herrstag last election
2017
Volkstag last election
2019
Herrstag next election
2021
Volkstag next election
2023
Meeting place
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Palace of Parliament, Westbrücken, Werania

The Bundestag of Werania (Weranian: Bundestag der Ostischland; Federal Diet) is the bicameral legislature of the Werania. It consists of an upper house known as the Herrstag (Lord's Chamber) and a lower house known as the Volkstag (People's Chamber) whilst the monarch presides over parliamentary proceedings. It retains parliamentary sovereignty over Werania, officially being the representative of the Weranian people. Members of the Herrstag are referred to as Peers whilst members of the Volkstag are known as the deputies.

The Bundestag took its current form in 1842 following the unification of Werania, being based on the former Reichstag of the Kingdom of Cislania. The Lord's Chamber was initially entirely hereditary or appointed by the monarch of Werania whilst members of the People's Chamber were elected in a first-past-the post system. In 1905 the government introduced single-non transferable voting for the People's Chamber, which has remained the voting system since. The Lord's Chamber remained unreformed until 1988 when the government changed the composition of the Chamber to entirely elected.

Currently all members of the Volkstag are elected via SNTV in multi-member districts whilst all members of the Herrstag are elected via FPTP with half the members elected every four years to eight year terms. The next Volkstag election is expected in 2023 where a new proportional system will be in place; the next Herrstag election is in 2021.

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