Friday, January 15, 2010

FDC from Germany/FDC de l'Allemagne

The German Bundestag and the Bundesrat/
Bundestag allemand et le Bundesrat

60 years ago, on 23 May 1949, entered the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany in force, etc. constitutional bodies, the German Bundestag and the Bundesrat defined. Shortly afterwards, both institutions began on 7 Its work in September 1949. Since German reunification on 3 October 1990, the Constitution is the supreme law of all citizens of Germany.

The Bundestag is the German parliament. As the only constitutional body at the federal level, its members are elected by the people. The main tasks of the Bundestag, the election of the Chancellor, the legislation and the monitoring of government performance. The Bundestag assembled since 1999 in the Reichstag building in Berlin.
The Bundesrat represents the interests of the Länder at the federal level. It consists of representatives of the countries. The Federal Council can influence the federal legislative initiatives, or even block. He meets since 2000 in the historic Prussian manor house in Berlin.

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