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Press release no. 05/2014 of March 6, 2014

First meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee on 14 March 2014

WIESBADEN – As reported by the Federal Returning Officer, the first meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee on the 2014 European Election will be held in Berlin at the German Bundestag, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus (entrance Adele-Schreiber-Krieger-Str. 1), room 3.101 (Anhörungssaal) on Friday, 14 March 2014, at 11 a.m. At that meeting, the Federal Electoral Committee will decide about the admission of parties’ and other political organisations’ lists for individual Länder and joint lists for all Länder.

The Federal Electoral Committee consists of the Federal Returning Officer as chairman, eight persons entitled to vote who have been appointed by him as assessors, and two judges of the Federal Administrative Court (Section 4 of the European Elections Act in conjunction with Section 9 subsection (2) of the Federal Elections Act), for every one of whom a deputy is designated. The Federal Electoral Committee for the 2014 Election to the European Parliament has the following members:

Chairman:

Roderich Egeler, Bundeswahlleiter Deputy: Dieter Sarreither, Stellvertretender Bundeswahlleiter
Assessor:  Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner (CDU) Deputy: Dr. Peter Dany (CDU)
Assessor: Hartmut Geil (GRÜNE) Deputy: Michael Kellner (GRÜNE)
Assessor: Petra Kansy (CDU) Deputy: Dr. Detlef Gottschalck (CDU)
Assessor: Jörg Paschedag (FDP) Deputy: Dr. Thomas Hahn (FDP)
Assessor: Dr. Johannes Risse (SPD) Deputy: Thomas Notzke (SPD)
Assessor: Dr. Cornelie Sonntag-Wolgast (SPD) Deputy: Monika Zeeb (SPD)
Assessor: Dr. Hans Michael Strepp (CSU) Deputy: Dr. Tobias Miethaner (CSU)
Assessor: Halina Wawzyniak, MdB (DIE LINKE) Deputy: Claudia Gohde (DIE LINKE)
Member: Vorsitzender Richter am Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Werner Neumann
Deputy: Vorsitzender Richter am Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Jürgen Vormeier
Member: Richterin am Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Dr. Renate Philipp
Deputy: Richterin am Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Dr. Kirsten Kuhlmann

Comprehensive information on the 2014 European Election is provided on the website of the Federal Returning Officer at www.bundeswahlleiter.de.

Important notes:

The meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee will be held in public. Visitors will have to pass security checks before entering the Bundestag buildings and have to show their identity cards.

Unless they are permanently accredited with the German Bundestag, media representatives will have to seek prior accreditation with the Press Division of the Bundestag: http://www.bundestag.de/presse/akkreditierung/index.html. There, the relevant application form can be downloaded.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Press Division of the German Bundestag, tel: +49 30 227-37171.

Representatives of radio and television stations are requested to register also with the Press Office of the Federal Returning Officer by 12 March 2014, 10 a.m. at pressestelle@bundeswahlleiter.de.

 

For further information:
Office of the Federal Returning Officer
tel: +49 611 75-4863
www.bundeswahlleiter.de/contact