9th German Bundestag - 9. Deutscher Bundestag

The 9th German Bundestag existed between November 4, 1980 [1] and March 29, 1983. [2] In total, the 9th German Bundestag met in 142 sessions, with the last session on January 20, 1983. [3] The 9th Bundestag was constituted by the 1980 Bundestag election , which took place on October 5, 1980.

The age president was Herbert Wehner ( SPD ), chairman of the SPD parliamentary group.

On November 5, 1980, the 9th Bundestag elected Helmut Schmidt (SPD) with 266 (+11) yes-votes, 222 (+11) no-votes and 2 abstentions in the first ballot for Federal Chancellor . There was 1 invalid vote. [4] Schmidt's term of office ended on October 1, 1982 with a constructive vote of no confidence with which Helmut Kohl ( CDU ) was elected Chancellor. Subsequently, Kohl ensured that Federal President Karl Carstens by a vote of confidence in accordance with Article 68 of the Basic Law , which - as intended - did not find a majority in the Bundestag on December 17, 1982 on January 7, 1983, the dissolution of the Bundestag and new elections for March 6, 1983 could order.

Members of the Bundestag

Parliamentary groups in the plenary session of the Bundestag in the 9th electoral term (at the end of the legislative period)
(until March 29, 1983)

A total of 519 seats

At the beginning and at the end of the legislative period, the 9th Bundestag had a total of 497 members (+22 Berlin members of the Bundestag ). The CDU / CSU had the highest share of seats with 226 (+11 Berlin) seats (237 in total), followed by the SPD with 218 (+10) seats (228 in total, 225 at the end of the legislative period). In addition, the FDP was represented in the 9th Bundestag with 53 (+1) seats (a total of 54, in the end: 53 seats). Due to the resignation of MPs, there were at times a total of 7 non-attached MPs .

Presidium of the Bundestag

Richard Stücklen was re-elected President of the Bundestag in the first session with 463 votes in favor, 38 against and 13 abstentions. One vote was invalid.



A total of 242 legislative initiatives were introduced in the Bundestag, of which 146 are based on government bills, 38 on Bundesrat initiatives and 58 on Bundestag initiatives. A total of 139 laws were passed by the Bundestag during the 9th legislative period and 136 laws were promulgated.


The 9th Bundestag had 20 standing committees.

Inquiries, current hours and surveys

There were 32 large inquiries and 297 small inquiries . There were also 12 current hours and 79 question hours .

Committees of inquiry

The first and only investigative committee of the legislature was born on 9 October 1981 to the request of the CDU / CSU to escape and return of the GDR - border commander used Klaus-Dieter Rauschenbach in June 1981st There were 5 meetings between October 29, 1981 and February 11, 1982. [5]

Individual evidence

  1. German Bundestag: Plenary Minutes 09/1 (PDF file)
  2. German Bundestag: Minutes 10/1 (PDF file)
  3. German Bundestag: Plenary Minutes 09/142 (PDF file)
  4. German Bundestag: Plenary Minutes 09/2 (PDF file)
  5. ^ Michael Schneider: 57 hours in the west: Escape and return of the GDR border commander Klaus-Dieter Rauschenbach. Federal Agency for Civic Education , July 6, 2011, accessed on February 8, 2015 .