7th German Bundestag - 7. Deutscher Bundestag
The 7th German Bundestag existed between December 13, 1972  and December 14, 1976.  In total, the 7th German Bundestag met in 259 sessions, with the last meeting on December 8, 1976.  The 7th Bundestag was constituted by the 1972 Bundestag election , which took place on November 19, 1972.
On December 14, 1972, the 7th Bundestag elected Willy Brandt ( SPD ) with 269 (+13) yes-votes, 223 (+9) no-votes, and 1 invalid vote in the first ballot for Federal Chancellor .  After his resignation on May 6, 1974, Helmut Schmidt (SPD) voted on 16 May 1974 his successor.
Members of the Bundestag
At the beginning and at the end of the legislative period, the 7th Bundestag had a total of 496 members (+22 Berlin members of the Bundestag ). The highest seat share had the SPD with 230 (+12) seats (End: 240), followed by the CDU / CSU followed with 225 (+9) seats. In addition, the FDP (41 + 1 seats) was represented in the 7th Bundestag . Due to the resignation of MPs, there were at times a total of 2 non-attached MPs .
Presidium of the Bundestag
Annemarie Renger was re-elected President of the Bundestag in the first session with 438 votes in favor, 45 against and 30 abstentions.
A total of 670 legislative initiatives were introduced in the Bundestag, of which 461 are based on government proposals, 73 on initiatives by the Bundesrat and 136 on initiatives by the Bundestag. A total of 516 laws were passed by the Bundestag during the 7th legislative period and 506 laws were promulgated.
The 7th Bundestag had 19 standing committees.
Inquiries, current hours and surveys
Committees of inquiry
During the legislative period of the 7th Bundestag there were two committees of inquiry .
1. Committee of Inquiry
2. Committee of Inquiry
There were two special sessions during the 7th electoral term, the 93rd session on April 2, 1974 and the 183rd session on July 25, 1975.
- German Bundestag: Plenary Protocol 07/1 (PDF file)
- German Bundestag: Plenary Minutes 08/1 (PDF file)
- German Bundestag: Plenary Protocol 07/259 (PDF file)
- German Bundestag: Plenary Protocol 07/2 (PDF file)
- German Bundestag: Plenary Protocol 07/796 (PDF file)
- German Bundestag: Plenary Protocol 07/3246 (PDF file)