Who in Germany would become chancellor if we elected him in Germany as in the United States – like the United States as its president? What would the results of the federal election be if we voted according to the American electoral system? EXPRESS.de has done the calculations.
Berlin. What an election thrill it was last year in the US, the whole world was waiting to see who would move to the White House in the end. In the end, Democrat Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump. A year later, things got serious in Germany, too: on September 26, the people of Germany voted.
The result: there are difficult coalition negotiations between the two parties. In theory, Armin Laschet (CDU) and Olaf Scholz (SPD) could still become chancellors. But what if the Germans voted according to the American electoral system? Who will be the advisor next?
Electoral systems are fundamentally different: in Germany, voting is based on proportional representation, in the United States using majority voting. Meaning: In Germany, every voter has two votes. With the first vote, the members of the 299 constituencies are directly elected in the Bundestag. If a member of Parliament wins a constituency, he will almost certainly move into it.
Then there is the second vote: Germans vote for a party and therefore for a party Composition of the German Bundestag. We cannot directly elect a chancellor; This position is proposed by the Federal President and elected by the Representatives. This requires an absolute majority, that is, at least half of the votes of the deputies represented in the Bundestag plus one additional vote.
USA: “Winner Takes All” -Prinzip
In the United States, elections are held through men and women in elections, a total of 538 in all states (in addition, each state has two senators, regardless of population size). In each state, the number of electors is counted from the population – five in one state and 38 in another. In every state there is a vote for an “electoral body”, which is a type of “electoral body”. This then elects the president in the second step.
In other words, the party’s top candidate must receive at least 270 votes in order to be elected president. The winner-takes-all principle applies: if a candidate wins in a state, he or she receives all the electoral votes for that state. (mg)
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