Article 38 par. 1 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany
The German Bundestag is the representation of the people of the Federal Republic of Germany and, being vested with decisive legislative authority, its most important body. It is composed of representatives of the German people who are elected for four years in general, direct, free, equal and secret elections.
See also the list of the dates of future elections – European Parliament, Bundestag, Länder parliaments and municipal representations.©2012 The Federal Returning Officer