WBecause of numerous mishaps, the Bundestag elections of September last year in Berlin are to be repeated in 431 electoral districts. A corresponding recommendation to the Bundestag was decided by its election examination committee on Monday with the votes of the traffic light representatives. Accordingly, 327 of the 2,256 constituencies in the capital and 104 of the 1,507 postal voting districts are affected. The repetition should be done with first and second voice.
The Bundestag still has to decide on this. It is considered certain that he will – probably this week – make a corresponding decision. However, according to the opinion of the parliamentary groups, this is likely to be challenged before the Federal Constitutional Court, so that it is not clear when the partial repeat of the election will take place.
The federal election on September 26, 2021 was chaotic in many polling stations in Berlin. There were long queues and waiting times, incorrect or missing ballot papers, which is why polling stations had to be temporarily closed. In many places, the polling stations stayed open until well after 6 p.m. to enable those waiting to cast their votes.
The administration was hopelessly overwhelmed because the House of Representatives and the twelve district parliaments were being re-elected at the same time as the Bundestag. There was also a referendum on the expropriation of large housing groups. The Berlin marathon, which was held at the same time, made the work of the election workers more difficult, such as delivering ballot papers,