The former Federal constitutional court judge Udo Di Fabio turns against the proposal of the Federal Minister of justice Katarina Barley (SPD), the parties, by Statute, to compel more of Bundestag candidates. “I doubt that this idea with our choice of law principles and the freedom of the parties would be compatible,” said Di Fabio in an Interview with the magazine “der Spiegel”. “The Bundestag must not represent population groups on a basis of parity, such as a class Assembly, that is, the modern parliamentarism foreign.”

Since the parties are likely to exclude no gender, and no social group, it is ultimately up to the women themselves to be involved in politics and to win list seats for elections, said the state law Professor who teaches at the University of Bonn. “Any attempt to divide the electorate into groups that should be somehow or braked promoted, I think, is questionable.” As women, all the parties are open to, would you hesitate to ask, “why are women in a party”. More Di Fabio said: “What makes the parties in freedom as will – and that starts with freedom, in a party – that has weight.”

“violation of equality”

Skeptical Di Fabio evaluated the idea to leave it to the parties to the Kandidatenkür to shorten them, but the party financing, if you place too few women. “From my point of view, such fines would be a violation of the equality of the parties. The state may make payments or financial sanctions neither to the program nor to the personnel of a party.“