Germany, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Länderneugliederung Berlin und Brandenburg

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Germany
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Länderneugliederung Berlin und Brandenburg
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 118a [New delimitation of Berlin and Brandenburg]

The division of the territory comprising Berlin and Brandenburg into Länder may be revised, without regard to the provisions of Article 29, by agreement between the two Länder with the participation of their inhabitants who are entitled to vote.

References: Basic Law of Germany, 1949 (accessed Nov. 6, 2019)


Article 3
Consent of the parliaments and referendums
(1) This treaty needs to its ratification the consent of each two-thirds of the members of the House of representatives of Berlin and of the Landtag of Brandenburg, as well as in each of the two countries of the approval in a referendum. The needed approval in each of the two countries is the majority of the votes; the majority must include at least a quarter of the total electorate. The referendums are held in two countries on 5 May 1996.

References: Treaty between the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg, 1995

Subject Matter:

New delimitation of Berlin and Brandenburg

Actors

Author:
Parliaments of the federal states in question : 2/3rd majority in each parliement
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate of the two states in question

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Majority of the votes must include 1/4 of the total electorate in each state
Approval Quorum:
Majority in each state
Geographical Quorum:
Majority in each state
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
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Practice

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