Brandenburg, Germany, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Volksentscheid [ Berlin-Brandenburg-Vertrag]

General Typology

Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Brandenburg, Germany
Political level
Local Name:
Volksentscheid (Berlin-Brandenburg-Vertrag]
Normative Level:
Legally Binding:
Legally Defined:

Article 116 (Reorganisation of the Berlin-Brandenburg region) 

(1) The Parliament shall duly and fully participate in the structuring of an agreement on the unification of the States of Brandenburg and Berlin. The agreement shall require the approval of two thirds of the members of the Parliament for its ratification, as well as approval in a referendum in accordance with the agreement.

(2) From its entry into force until the formation of the united Land, the agreement in accordance with paragraph 1 may stipulate that powers of the Parliament and the State Government be delegated to joint bodies and committees of the States of Brandenburg and Berlin.

References: Constitution of the Land of Brandenburg, 1992 (accessed No.6, 2019)

§Section 8 Reorganization of the Brandenburg-Berlin Area 

Section 8
Restructuring of the Brandenburg-Berlin area
§ 64 Publication of the restructuring agreement
The President of the State Parliament shall ensure adequate publication of the full text of the Agreement on the Unification of the Federal States of Brandenburg and Berlin, including an explanation which shall succinctly and objectively set out the opinion of the majority of the Parliament, including the result of the vote on the subject of the referendum, and the opinion of the minority of the Parliament.

References: Gesetz über das Verfahren bei Volksinitiative, Volksbegehren und Volksentscheid, 1993 (accessed Nov. 6, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To decide on a new constitution or on the reorganization of the Berlin-Brandenburg area


Decision maker:


Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Approval Quorum:
According the agreement
Geographical Quorum:
According the agreement
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

See corresponding LOR in Berlin

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:



Please see also the corresponding rule in the Basic Law of Germany

The English language version here is provided as a courtesy. The German language text is the official version.