Leave to campaign

Every candidate standing for election to the Bundestag or the European Parliament is entitled to a leave for election campaign purposes on application; such leave may last up to two months and may be taken in the last two months before election day. The candidate is not entitled to remuneration during his or her leave of absence.

Legal bases

Bundestag election:

Article 48 of the Basic Law (GG)
Section 3 of the Members of the Bundestag Act (AbgG)

European election:

Section 4 of the Members of the European Parliament Act (EuAbgG)

Last update: 1 January 2016