Parliamentary parties

Parliamentary parties are groups of at least six members who belong to the same party or are elected to the state parliament as a result of the proposals of the same party. Each member of the state parliament can only belong to one parliamentary party. The parliamentary parties CDU, The Left, SPD, AfD and Alliance 90/THE GREEN PARTY are represented in the 6th Saxon State Parliament.

Duties and areas of influence

The parliamentary parties are essential institutions of constitutional life and key factors in the formation of political will as part of the development of multi-party democracy. Their formation is based on the decision of the delegates which is made to exercise the free mandate. Their influence results from the following examples:

  • Parliamentary parties can submit draft laws and applications to the State Parliament
  • The strongest parliamentary party has the right to propose members for election as president,
  • The proportional power of the parliamentary parties determines the formation of the executive committees and parliament committees, the election of the chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the committees and in setting the speaking time in the plenum.

The parliamentary parties in the 6th Saxon State Parliament

CDU parliamentary party in the Saxon State Parliament

Chairman of the parliamentary party: Frank Kupfer, MSP
Parliamentary director: Christian Piwarz, MSP
Parliamentary party director: Jürgen Schimang
Press officer: Christian Fischer

CDU-Fraktion im Sächsischen Landtag
Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden


Telephone: +49 351 493-5555
Fax: +49 351 493-5441
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THE LEFT parliamentary party in the Saxon State Parliament

Chairman of the parliamentary party: Rico Gebhardt, MSP
Parliamentary director: Sebastian Scheel, MSP
Parliamentary party director: Thorsten Steckel
Press officer: Marcel Braumann

Fraktion DIE LINKE. im Sächsischen Landtag
Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden


Telephone: +49 351 493-5800
Fax: +49 351 493-5460
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SPD parliamentary party in the Saxon State Parliament

Chairman of the parliamentary party: Dirk Panter, MSP
Parliamentary director: Dagmar Neukirch, MSP
Parliamentary party director: Kai Kerkhof
Press officer: Petra Strutz

SPD-Fraktion im Sächsischen Landtag
Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden


Telephone: +49 351 493-5700
Fax: +49 351 493-5452
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AfD parliamentary party in the Saxon State Parliament

Chairperson of parliamentary party: Dr. Frauke Petry, MSP
Chief parliamentary secretary: Uwe Wurlitzer, MSP
Secretary of parliamentary party: Dr. Michael Muster
Press officer: Andreas Harlass

AfD Fraktion im Sächsischen Landtag
Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden


Telephone: +49 351 493-4201
Fax: +49 351 493-4209
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ALLIANCE 90/THE GREEN PARTY parliamentary party in the Saxon State Parliament

Chairman of the parliamentary party: Volkmar Zschocke, MSP
Parliamentary director: Valentin Lippmann, MSP
Parliamentary party director: Dr. Achim Wesjohann
Press officer: Andreas Jahnel

Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN im Sächsischen Landtag
Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden


Telephone: +49 351 493-4800
Fax: +49 351 493-4809
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