With the end of the CSU-alone government in Bavaria will have the black-red coalition in the Federal government is still expected to have fewer of their own votes in the Bundesrat than in the past. In the countries of the chamber, – in addition to the Bundestag the second legislation, the instance has the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), has Long not have its own majority. However, the proportion for the Berlin coalition will go back even further: from 22 to 16 votes.

For decisions in the Federal Council is the absolute majority of 35 of the 69 votes needed. Since it is red government in Bavaria to the black, the include the free state, in future, to the much stronger neutral Block in the Bundesrat. In this country governments, the Berlin government parties is at least involved. The Block has a soon to be 53 votes.

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among the supporters of the Federal government chamber in the countries of the four Major coalitions in lower Saxony (6 votes), Saxony (4), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (3) and in the Saarland (3). An opposition bloc, with the country governments, which is not a party to the Grand coalition belongs in Berlin.


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