Thuringian State Parliament
Welcome to the website of the Thuringian State Parliament!
My fellow citizens, dear ladies and gentleman,
I cordially invite you to have a look at our website and to get an idea about the roles and duties of our parliament!
The Landtag forms the political center of Thuringia, which in turn is situated in the geographical center of Germany. The state parliament is the highest organ of democratic decision-making. It exercises its legislative authority, elects the minister president and monitors how the executive authority is practiced.
The Landtag is elected for a period of five years and its members represent all the citizens of the Free State. They are not bound by agendas and directives. Instead they act according to their own conscience.
Although the parliamentary system enjoys a long-standing tradition in Thuringia, the Landtag in its current form has only been in place since 1990. As a result of the peaceful revolution of 1989, the people of Thuringia received the right to vote throughout the establishment of free, equal and secret elections. As the people in our country experienced a lack of freedom for a long time, the meaning of democracy is especially vital in Thuringia today. This awareness also characterizes the work of the Landtag.
You are invited not only to gather information about the Landtag online, but also to visit the Free State of Thuringia and its parliament! I look forward to your visit!
President of Thuringian State Parliament