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Section 41

Establishment of the Election Result in the Constituency

The Constituency Electoral Committee shall establish how many votes have been cast in the constituency for the individual constituency nominations and Land lists and which candidate has been elected the member for the constituency. The Constituency Returning Officer shall notify the elected candidate and advise him or her that after the final establishment of the election result for the electoral territory by the Federal Electoral Committee (Section 42 subsection (2), first sentence), he or she shall attain membership of the

German Bundestag with the opening of the first meeting following elections and that a refusal of membership must be declared to the Land Returning Officer.