The Presidium of the German Bundestag
The Presidium of the Bundestag: Thomas Oppermann, Wolfgang Kubicki, Claudia Roth, Wolfgang Schäuble, Petra Pau, Hans-Peter Friedrich
The President and the Vice-Presidents form the Presidium of the Bundestag. They are elected for the duration of the electoral term. The members of the Presidium cannot be removed from office by a resolution of the Bundestag.
Dr Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU/CSU) is the President of the German Bundestag and was elected into this office on 24 October 2017.
He is joined in the Presidium by Vice-Presidents Dr Hans-Peter Friedrich (CDU/CSU), Thomas Oppermann (SPD), Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP), Petra Pau (The Left Party) and Claudia Roth (Alliance 90/The Greens). The AfD candidate, Albrecht Glaser, did not reach the necessary number of votes over three rounds of voting on 24 October.
The Presidium meets regularly in each week of sittings in order to discuss the management of the internal affairs of the Bundestag.
The Presidium is involved in personnel matters relating to the Bundestag Administration and in concluding important contracts. It also looks at matters concerning public relations.
Each year, the President determines the amount of public funds to be allocated for party financing. He is assigned this executive task by the Act on Political Parties.