Federal Returning Officer

In Germany, the Federal Returning Officer ("Bundeswahlleiter") is the Returning Officer responsible for overseeing elections on the federal level. The Federal Returning Officer and his deputy are appointed indefinitely by the Federal Minister of the Interior; traditionally this position has been held by the President of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

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Sign of the Federal Statistical Office and of the Federal Returning Officer

List of Federal Returning Officers

  1. Gerhard Fürst (1948 - 1964)
  2. Patrick Schmidt (1964 - 1972)
  3. Hildegard Bartels (1972 - 1980)
  4. Franz Kroppenstedt (1980 - 1983)
  5. Egon Hölder (1983 - 1992)
  6. Hans Günther Merk (1992 - 1995)
  7. Johann Hahlen (1995 - 2006)
  8. Walter Radermacher (2006 - 2008)
  9. Roderich Egeler (2008 - 2015)
  10. Dieter Sarreither (2015 - present)

External links

1961 West German federal election

Federal elections were held in West Germany on 17 September 1961 to elect the members of the fourth Bundestag. CDU/CSU remained the largest faction, while the Social Democratic Party narrowly became the largest individual party in the Bundestag, winning 203 of the 521 seats.

1980 West German federal election

Federal elections were held in West Germany on 5 October 1980 to elect the members of the ninth Bundestag. Although the CDU/CSU remained the largest faction in parliament, Helmut Schmidt of the Social Democratic Party remained Chancellor.

1983 West German federal election

Federal elections were held in West Germany on 6 March 1983 to elect the members of the 10th Bundestag. The CDU/CSU alliance led by Helmut Kohl remained the largest faction in parliament, with Kohl remaining Chancellor.

1987 West German federal election

Federal elections were held in West Germany on 25 January 1987 to elect the members of the 11th Bundestag. This was the last federal election held in West Germany prior to German reunification.

1990 German federal election

Federal elections were held in Germany on 2 December 1990 to elect the members of the 12th Bundestag. This was the first multi-party all-German election since that of March 1933, which was held after the Nazi seizure of power and was subject to widespread suppression, and the first free and fair all-German election since November 1932. The result was a comprehensive victory for the governing coalition of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union and the Free Democratic Party, which was reelected to a third term.

1994 German federal election

Federal elections were held in Germany on 16 October 1994 to elect the members of the 13th Bundestag. The CDU/CSU alliance led by Helmut Kohl remained the largest faction in parliament, with Kohl remaining Chancellor. This elected Bundestag was largest in history until 2017, numbering 672 members.

2002 German federal election

Federal elections were held in Germany on 22 September 2002 to elect the members of the 15th Bundestag. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's centre-left "red-green" governing coalition retained a narrow majority.

Elections in Hamburg

The number of elections in Hamburg varies. Hamburg has a state election every four years, the elections for the state parliament. There are also elections to the federal diet (the lower house of the federal parliament) of Germany, the local elections of the diet of the boroughs (Bezirksversammlungen) and every five years to the European Parliament. All elections take place by universal adult suffrage and are regulated by law.

European Pirate Party

The European Pirates (PIRATES) or European Pirate Party (PPEU) is an association of parties aspiring to be recognised as a European political party by the European Union. It was founded on 21 March 2014 at the European Parliament in Brussels in the context of a conference on "European Internet Governance and Beyond", and consists of pirate parties of European countries. The parties cooperate to run a joint campaign for the 2014 European Parliament elections.The founding meeting elected Amelia Andersdotter, Swedish Member of the European Parliament for Piratpartiet, as the first chairperson. The party's members elected to the European Parliament are in The Greens–European Free Alliance.

Federal Statistical Office of Germany

The Federal Statistical Office (German: Statistisches Bundesamt, shortened Destatis) is a federal authority of Germany. It reports to the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

The Office is responsible for collecting, processing, presenting and analysing statistical information concerning the topics economy, society and environment. The purpose is providing objective, independent and highly qualitative statistical information for the whole public.

About 2780 staff members are employed in the departments in Wiesbaden, Bonn and Berlin.

The department in Wiesbaden is the main office and runs the largest library specialised in statistical literature in Germany. It is also the Office of the President who is also by tradition, but not by virtue of the office, the Federal Returning Officer. In this position he or she is the supervisor of the elections of the German Parliament ("Bundestag") and of the European Parliament.

The Berlin Information Point is the service centre of the Federal Office in the German capital and provides information and advisory services for the German Government, other federal authorities, embassies, industry and public, associations and all those who are interested in official statistics in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Konstanz (electoral district)

Konstanz is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag.

Ludwigsburg (electoral district)

Ludwigsburg is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag.

Neckar-Zaber (electoral district)

Neckar-Zaber is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag.

Oldenburg – Ammerland

Oldenburg – Ammerland is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 27.The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. After wins for the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the early elections, it was gained by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) at the 1969 election and held it until the 2005 election. At the 2009 election, the CDU candidate gained the constituency. In 2013, it was regained by the SPD.

Rotenburg I - Heidekreis

Rotenburg I - Heidekreis is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 35.

Salzgitter – Wolfenbüttel

Salzgitter – Wolfenbüttel is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 49.The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Since 1961, the seat has been held by the SPD.

Stadt Hannover I

Stadt Hannover I is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 41.The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. It was held by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) until the 1957 election, when it was gained by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Since 1961, the seat has been held by the SPD.

Stadt Hannover II

Stadt Hannover II is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 42.The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Since its creation the constituency has been won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

Waldshut (electoral district)

Waldshut is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag.

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