Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate

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Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate
Coat of arms or logo
Hendrik Hering, SPD
since 2016
Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate 2016.svg
Political groups
Government (52)

Opposition Parties (49)

  •      CDU (35)
  •      AfD (14)
Last election
13 March 2016
Meeting place
Plenarsaal Landtag RLP.jpg
Deutschhaus, Mainz

The Rhineland-Palatinate Landtag is the state diet of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Article 79, Section 1 of the Rhineland-Palatinate constitution provides: "The Landtag is the supreme organ of political decision-making, elected by the people. It represents the people, elects the Minister-President and confirms the cabinet, passes the laws and the budget, controls the executive and enunciates the popular will in the conduct of public affairs, in questions of European policy and according to the agreements between the Landtag and the cabinet."

The Landtag consists of 101 members.

The Landtag convenes in the Deutschhaus building, where also the first democratically elected parliament German history had convened, the Rhenish-German national convention of the Mainz Republic. Parts of its administration are located in the old arsenal.

The German flag used in the Landtag is a historical one used during the Hambacher Fest.


After the elections of March 13, 2016, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 39
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 35
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 14
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 7
Alliance '90/The Greens 6

Political groups in bold support the state's coalition government. Since 2011 the Webster/Sainte-Laguë method is used for allocating seats in party-list proportional representation.[1]

Presidents of the Landtag[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sainte-Laguë/Schepers at the pages of the Federal Returning Officer, retrieved 7 October 2017