Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 17

Bundestag The Bundestag has at least 598 members. In addition, there tend to be what are known as “overhang and equalising” seats. The 18th Bundestag as elected in 2013 has 630 members. 630 seats The Left party 64 seats CSU 56 seats CDU 254 seats SPD 193 seats Greens 63 seats Bundesrat The Bundesrat is one of five permanent constitutional bodies. It represents the Länder, the federal states. The Bundesrat is made up of 69 representatives of the state governments. Each state has at least three, the most populous state up to six votes. Baden-Wurttemberg 6 4 Thuringia Bavaria 6 4 Schleswig-Holstein Berlin 4 4 Saxony-Anhalt Brandenburg 4 4 Saxony 3 Saarland Bremen 3 Hamburg 3 Hessen 5 3 Mecklenburg-West Pomerania 4 Rhineland-Palatinate 6 North Rhine-Westphalia 6 Lower Saxony