Political Instiutions of Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany consists of 16 federal states ("Länder"). Each state has its own constitution, parliament and government, whereas the highest state authority is the federal government with seat in Germany's capital Berlin.
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany
The Basic Law devotes an entire chapter to the role of the Federal President but the duties of the "first man of the state" both at home and abroad go far beyond those bestowed upon him by the constitution.
The Federal President
REGIERUNGonline - The Federal Government
The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government informs.
The Federal Government
The Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany
In addition to the election of the Federal Chancellor, the Bundestag’s most important functions are preparing and adopting legislation and scrutinising the work of the government. Each year, the Members of the Bundestag also discuss and adopt the federal budget.
The German Bundestag