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A state can not act itself, it needs persons (usually members of political parties) as state organs, which act vicarious for it. The highest organs of the Federal Republic, the highest federal organs are directly specified in the Basic Law.


Tabular overview about the Federal organs

Figure Bundestag Bundesrat Federal President Federal Government Federal Constitutional Court
Number of members 598, if so + overhang mandates + compensatory seats 69 1 1 Chancellor + x Federal Ministers 2 x 8
Election Election by the people No election By Federal Convention Chancellor by Bundestag One half by Bundestag, other half by Bundesrat
Term of office 4 years Forever 5 years 4 years 12 years
Mandate free imperative - - -
Location Berlin Berlin Berlin Berlin Karlsruhe
Task legislation legislation Head of state executive jurisdiction

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