A Bundestag with good 1000 deputies? Not an entirely improbable scenario after the upcoming Bundestag elections, given the calculations of electoral law expert Robert Vehrkamp. "The range of plausibly possible Bundestag sizes runs from about 650 to more than 1000. not be ruled out," the Bertelsmann Stiftung expert told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur in Berlin.
Vehrkamp is also part of the commission set up by the Bundestag to reform electoral law and modernize parliamentary work. A accurate prediction is not possible, however, according to his presentation.
Size of the Bundestag also depends on overhang mandates
"What is often overlooked in the discussion: It doesn't just come down to the Second vote result on," he explained. "At least as much depends on vote splitting how many overhang mandates there will be. And the splitting behavior is even more incalculable than the allocation of second votes."