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Section 1

Composition of the German Bundestag and Principles of Franchise

(1) The German Bundestag shall, subject to variations resulting from this Law, consist of 598 members. They shall be elected in a general, direct, free, equal and secret ballot by the Germans eligible to vote, in accordance with the principles of proportional representation combined with uninominal voting.

(2) Of the members, 299 shall be elected from nominations in the constituencies and the rest from Land nominations (Land lists).