Germany: Coalition agrees to electoral reforms to fend off bloated Bundestag
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German politicians want to stop the Bundestag from ballooning in size and adding ever more lawmakers. The new reforms would see Germany cut the number electoral districts from 299 to 280 by the 2025 election.
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