Government of Germany
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The Government of Germany has three parts.
2. The Legislature: The law making body, in Germany this is called the Bundestag
3. The Judiciary: The Judges and the courts.
- Federal - power is shared between the national (or federal) government and state governments. The national government cannot abolish the state governments.
- Parliamentary - The ministers of the government are members of the parliament, and need their support to stay in power.
- Democracy - The Government is elected by the people in elections were everyone has an equal vote.
As Germany is a federal country, a lot of the work of government is done by the 16 states, or Länder.
The constitution is called the Grundgesetz. As well as setting out the human rights of the people, it describes the jobs of the President, the Cabinet, the Bundestag, Bundesrat and the Courts.