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Establishment of a political party advertisement

The executive committee of a newly founded party must notify the competent authority of its incorporation.

Process flow

The competent authority alone examines whether an organisation that submits documents is to be regarded as a party within the meaning of Section 2 (1) of the Political Parties Act (PartG).

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Federal Returning Officer.

Which documents are required?

  • Founding protocol
  • Statute
  • Program
  • Names of the members of the executive committee of the party and the regional associations, with details of their functions

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

A party loses its legal status as a party if it has not participated in either a Bundestag or a Landtag election with its own nominations for six years. Before the election, the respective election committees check whether the party can be admitted to the upcoming election (European, Bundestag, Landtag or local elections).

What else should I know?

Further information on founding a party can be found on the following pages:

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Returning Officer


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