Landtag of Lower Saxony

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Landtag of Lower Saxony
Niedersächsischer Landtag
Coat of arms or logo
President of the Landtag
Seats 137
Landtag of Lower Saxony 2013.svg
Political groups

     Government (69)

Opposition Parties

  •      CDU (54)
  •      FDP (14)
Last election
20 January 2013
Meeting place
Leineschloss, Hanover

The Lower Saxon Landtag (Niedersächsischer Landtag) or the Parliament of Lower Saxony is the state diet of the German state of Lower Saxony. It convenes in Hanover and currently consists of 137 members consisting of four parties. The current majority is a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and The Greens, supporting the cabinet of Minister-President Stephan Weil (SPD).[1]

Landtag building


The Landtag is situated in the Leineschloss, a former residence of the kings of Hanover. After its destruction in World War II it was rebuilt from 1957 to 1962. Thus, from 1947 to 1962, the parliament of Lower Saxony convened in the Old town hall (Stadthalle Hanover).

Current composition

After the elections of January 20, 2013, the composition of the Lower Saxony Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats (Percent)
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 54 36.0%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 49 32.6%
Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) 20 13.7%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 14 9.9%

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats in the Landtag.

Presidents of the Landtag

So far, the presidents of the Landtag of Lower Saxony have been:

See also


  1. Bundesrat. Lower Saxony

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