Expiry of electoral terms

Expiry of electoral terms

- Constitution of Germany

Article 115h [Expiry of electoral terms and terms of office]

(1) Any electoral terms of the Bundestag or of parliamentary assemblies of the Länder that are due to expire during a state of defence shall end six months after the termination of the state of defence. A term of office of the Federal President that is due to expire during a state of defence and the exercise of his functions by the President of the Bundes­rat in case of the premature vacancy of his office shall end nine months after the termination of the state of defence. The term of office of a member of the Federal Constitutional Court that is due to expire during a state of defence shall end six months after the termination of the state of defence.

(2) Should it be necessary for the Joint Committee to elect a new Federal Chancellor, it shall do so by the votes of a majority of its members; the Federal President shall propose a candidate to the Joint Committee. The Joint Committee may express its lack of confidence in the Federal Chancellor only by electing a successor by a two­thirds majority of its members.

(3) The Bundestag shall not be dissolved while a state of defence exists.


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