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Politics of Blankenheim

The Politics of Blankenheim

Blankenheim's politics are based around the idea of a unitary state. There are two major bodies which make up, and influence greatly, the politics of Blankenheim. First, there is the office of the President of Blankenheim, a position which figures greatly into the presentation of Blankenheim on the world stage. The office of President serves as a dignitary figure. Second is the office of Chancellor of Blankenheim. The Chancellor, or Minister-President, of Blankenheim serves in the day-to-day governance functions of the nation and serves to lead the Government faction in Blankenheim's Parliament or Bundestag.

Blankenheim also has states which serve as the local and regional authorities for the people of Blankenheim. These states are: Ahrhütte, Arnhelm, Kalvarienburg, Dollendorf, Uedelhoven, Ahrdorf, Freilingen, Lommersdorf, and Reetz.

Here is Blankenheim's Bundestag, the parties within, and the Ministers of State with their Ministries.

Blankenheim's Bundestag is elected on the basis of party-list proportional representation, utilizing the D'Hondt Method. Members of the Bundestag, Mitgleid des Bundestages, are elected via party list from each state. The Bundestag is elected every four years and vacancies are filled via co-option.

Zentrum (Z, Zentrum)
Bloc: Right
Leader: Rolf Hartmann, Chancellor and Minister-President of Blankenheim, MdB for Ahrhütte
Ideologies: Christian Democracy, Liberal Conservatism, Atlanticism, Pro-Europeanism, Green Conservatism
Position: Center-Right
European Party Membership: European People's Party
European Parliament Group: European People's Party
Seats in the Bundestag: 123/501

Parties in the Zentrum Coalition
Zentrum: Christdemokratische Partei Blankenheim (Z: CPB, ZCD): Seats: 68
Brüder von Blankenheim (BB): Seats: 44
Christliche Ökologie-Partei (CÖP, ÖP) : Seats: 9

Sozialdemokraten (SD)
Bloc: Left
Leaders: Heidi Steinmaier, Minister-President of Dollendorf and Eberhard Köhler, MdB for Reetz
Ideologies: Social Democracy, Pro-Europeanism
Position: Center-Left
European Party Membership: Party of European Socialists
European Parliament Group: Socialists and Democrats
Seats in the Bundestag: 110/501

Liberale Allianz (L)
Bloc: Liberal
Leader: Konrad Lorenz Keller, Minister of Foreign Affairs, MdB for Arnhelm
Ideology: Liberalism, Social Liberalism, Europhilia
Position: Center to Center-Right
European Party Membership: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and European Democratic Party
European Parliament Group: Renew Europe
Seats in the Bundestag: 68/501

Parties in the Liberale Allianz
Liberale Partei von Blankenheim (LPB, L): Seats: 43
Sozialeliberale Union (SLU, SU, S): Seats: 25

Grüne Liberale (GL)
Bloc: Liberal
Leader: Marcius von de Beyer, Minister of the Environment, MdB for Ahrdorf
Ideology: Social Liberalism, Environmentalism, Pro-Europeanism
Position: Center to Center-Left
European Party Membership: European Democratic Party
European Parliament Group: Renew Europe
Seats in the Bundestag: 51/501

Grüne Links (G)
Bloc: Left
Leaders: Matthias Schmidt, MdB for Uedelhoven and Ada Ziegler, MdB for Dollendorf
Ideology: Environmentalism, Eco-Socialism
Position: Center Left to Left-Wing
European Party Membership: European Green Party
European Parliament Group: Green/European Free Alliance
Seats in the Bundestag: 45/501

Linke-Volksfront (L-V)
Bloc: Left
Leaders: Louisa Fuhrmann, MdB for Ahrhütte and Ingo Trautsmann, MdB for Uedelhoven
Ideology: Democratic Socialism, Socialism, Soft Euroscepticism
Position: Left-Wing
European Party Membership: Party of the European Left
European Parliament Group: Green United Left/Nordic Green Left
Seats in the Bundestag: 39/501

Neue Partei Konservative (NpK, K)
Bloc: Right
Leader: Anne Mittschke, MdB for Freilingen, Minister for Education
Ideology: Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Pro-Europeanism
Position: Center-Right to Right-Wing
European Party Membership: European Conservatives and Reformists Party
European Parliament Group: European Conservatives and Reformists
Seats in the Bundestag: 29/501

Freiheit für Blankenheim (F, FfB)
Bloc: Right
Leader: Theo Vogel, MdB for Kalvarienburg
Ideology: National Conservatism, Populism, Hard Euroscepticism
Position: Right-Wing to Far-Right
European Party Membership: Identity and Democracy Party
European Parliament Group: Identity and Democracy Party
Seats in the Bundestag: 16/501

Blankenheim Stürmer (B, BS!)
Bloc: Liberal
Leader: Klaus van der Bijl, MdB for Lommersdorf
Ideology: Classical Liberalism, National Liberalism
Position: Center to Center-Right
European Party Membership: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
European Parliament Group: Renew Europe
Seats in the Bundestag: 12/501

Socialstiche Partei von Blankenheim (S, SPB)
Bloc: Left
Leaders: Ursula Schuster, MdB for Lommersdorf, Stefan Pfeiffer, MdB for Ahrhütte, and Rosamund Voigt, MdB for Arnhelm
Ideology: Communism, Eco-Socialism
Position: Left-Wing
European Party Membership: Party of the European Left
European Parliament Group: Green United Left/Nordic Green Left
Seats in the Bundestag: 8/501

Government: Zentrum (123)+Liberale Allianz (68)+Grüne Liberale (51)+Neue Partei Konservative (29)+Blankenheim Stürmer (12): 283/501

Opposition: Sozialdemokraten (110)+Grüne Links (45)+Linke-Volksfront (39)+Freiheit für Blankenheim (16)+Socialstiche Partei von Blankenheim (8): 218/501

Now, for the Government. The controlling, regulatory body of the Bundestag, responsible for member discipline, the docket, and procedure is the Präsidium. There are 11 members to the Presidium. The only rules governing the Präsidium are that each party must select a member to sit on the Präsidium and that among the Präsident des Bundestages, Stellvertretender Präsident des Bundestages (Deputy President of the Bundestag), and Zweiter Stellvertretender Präsident des Bundestages (Secondy Deputy President of the Bundestag), none may be of the same party and two of the three positions must be filled by opposition members.

Presidium of the Bundestag of Blankenheim

Party

Marcus Kühn, Präsident des Bundestages

SD, OPP

Annemarie Marsch, Stellvertretender Präsident des Bundestages

L, GOV

Helmut Ziegler, Zweiter Stellvertretender Präsident des Bundestages

F, OPP

Eberhard Neumann

Z, GOV

Dagmar Frei

G, OPP

Ferdinand Stadler

GL, GOV

Carsten Yost

L-V, OPP

Oliver Pedersen

NpK, GOV

Hannelore Gerlach

SPB, OPP

Nicolas Eckhardt

BS, GOV

Sabine Pohl

SD, OPP

Next comes the Ministers of Blankenheim, responsible for the day-to-day governance functions of Blankenheim and the functioning of the country overall.

Ministry

Minister

Party

Der Kanzler, Der Ministerpräsident (Chancellor, Minister-President)

Rolf Hartmann

Z

Der Minister des Innern (Interior Minister)

Elke Reichart

Z

Außenminister (Foreign Minister)

Konrad Lorenz Keller

L

Verteidigungsminister (Defence Minister)

Harold Meier


GL

Minister für Finanzen und Staatsfinanzen (Treasury Minister and State Finance Minister)

Sigismund Zeigler

NpK

Umweltminister (Environment Minister)

Marcius von de Beyer

GL

Bildungsminister (Minister for Education)

Anne Mitschke

NpK

Gesundheitsminister (Minister for Health)

Pascal Trausche

Z

Minister für Wissenschaft und Technologie (Minister for Science and Technology)

Annemarie Hess

L

Minister für Junge Menschen und Bürgerschaftliches Engagement (Minister for Young People and Civic Engagement

Luisa Seimens

GL

Minister für Ältere Menschen und Sozialfürsorge (Minister for the Elderly and Social Care)

Sophie Müller

NpK

Justizminister (Minister for Justice)

Samuel Lehrer

L

Generalstaatsanwalt der Republik (Prosecutor General of the Republic)

Adele Weiss

Z

Minister für Sport (Minister for Sport)

Gerolf Jahn

Z

Minister für Telekommunikation, Digitale Angelegenheiten und Medien (Minister for Telecommunications, Digital Affairs, and Media)

Johanna Ebner

GL

Minister für Blankenheimsche Demokratie und die Wahlschnittstelle (Minister for Blankenheimian Democracy and the Voting Interface)

Jannik Wahlberg

L

Minister für Regionalregierungen und Ahrhütte (Minister for Regional Governments and Ahrhütte)

Inge Beyer

L

Minister für Internationale Entwicklung und Hilfe (Minister for International Affairs and Aid)

Felix Rohde

BS

Minister für Kultur, Kirchen und Familie (Minister for Culture, the Churches, and the Family)

Alois Thiel

Z

The last official with great power in Blankenheim, in terms of power on the international stage and Constitutionally is the President. The President represents Blankenheim on the international stage and officially approves acts of the Bundestag. The President is elected via Single Transferrable Vote. Here are the results from the last election. The current President is Florian Lahm (L+GL+BS):

Candidate

Party(ies)

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Florian Lahm

L+GL+BS

289,763

332,196 (+42,443)

406,212(+74,016)

625,174 (+224,962)

Margarete Voigt

SD

351,639

361,286 (+70,647)

407,326 (+46,040)

563,770 (+156,444)

Amalie Foss

Z+NpK

291,549

332,241 (+40,692)

381,406 (+48,165)

Vincent Menzel

FpB

161,923

168,221 (+6,298)

Andreas Hege

SPB+L-V+G

160,080

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