||Secondary Districts (Lander)
||Tertiary District (national)
||(2) The total number of seats to which a cartel is entitled is determined on the basis of list votes
(zweitstimmen) aggregated to the national level, using LR-Hare with a 5% national threshold.
||(1b) Votes cast for Land lists (zweitstimmen) can, at the option of each party, either be used for an
allocation of seats within the Land by LR-Hare, or be pooled at the national level. In practice, all parties take
the latter option.
||(3) Seats awarded to partisan cartels in step 2 are reallocated to each cartel's component Land lists
||(1a) Constituency seats are awarded by plurality rule on the basis of candidate votes (erststimmen).
||(4) Let the number of seats to which a Land list is entitled, determined in step 3, be denoted L. Let
the number of constituency seats won by the party in that Land , determined in step 1a, be denoted C. If L-C > 0,
then the first L-C names on the Land list, not having already won constituency seats, are awarded seats.
If L-C <0, then no seats are allocated to candidates on the list, but the party does get to keep the surplus
seats (uberhangmandaten) it has won.
|496-member Federal Diet (Bundestag).