The german political system

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The german political system

  1. 1. The German Parliament
  2. 2. Table of contents <ul><li>Der Deutsche Bundestag / The German Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Germany as a Federal Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Young people in politics </li></ul><ul><li>PETO – the young alternative </li></ul>
  3. 3. Opposition Coalition The Federal Chancellor The Federal Ministers The Federal President Horst Köhler Bundesrat (members of the governments of the federal states) Angela Merkel The German Parliament People (entitled to vote)
  4. 4. Germany as a Federal Republic 16 Federal States The German Parliament Federal Government Federal Council 16 Parlaments of the Federal States Governments of the Federal States Laws on Federal State Level - Education Policy - Police Law - Municipal Law Laws on Federal Level e.g. - Foreign Policy - Economic Policy - consistant legal order
  5. 5. Young people in the politics <ul><li>parliamentary elections </li></ul><ul><li>every 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>at the age of 18 </li></ul><ul><li>council elections </li></ul><ul><li>every 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>at the age of 16 </li></ul>as a member of a political party e.g. young christian democrats, young social democrats as a member of a youth parliament e.g. on a municipal and federal level The options to vote <ul><li>German regional elections </li></ul><ul><li>every 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>at the age of 18 </li></ul>The options to engage in the policy foundation of a youth party e.g. PETO
  6. 6. PETO – the young alternative PETO  Latin: I demand Foundation <ul><li>in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>by 5 young members </li></ul><ul><li>in Monheim </li></ul>Success <ul><li>first local election: </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 votes  2 members in the city council </li></ul><ul><li>appointment of a youth café </li></ul><ul><li>“ Car-Free-Sunday” </li></ul><ul><li>youngest mayor: Daniel Zimmermann, 27 years old </li></ul>General <ul><li>party of 300 young people </li></ul><ul><li>represent the opinions of youth </li></ul><ul><li>information on local affairs </li></ul>
  7. 7. PETO – the young alternative Objectives <ul><li>a city that‘s suitable for children and eco-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>reliefs for youths </li></ul><ul><li>new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>more sport facilities </li></ul><ul><li>reduced bus tickets for youths </li></ul><ul><li>bikeway through the pedestrian precinct </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention 

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