List of Presidents of the German Bundesrat
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The office rotates among the ministers president of each of the federal Länder annually. The new Bundesratspräsident is elected during October and takes office on 1 November. In 1950 the Ministers President of the Länder agreed to elect the Bundesratspräsident on a rota, so that every state had a chance to preside over the Bundesrat and to show that the Bundesrat represents all of Germany, rather than the most successful political party.
The rota is based on the state's population.
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- Otto Suhr of the SPD in Berlin was elected President of the Bundesrat in July 1957, but died in August before his term of office began.
- Elected at the 837th meeting on 12 October 2007 for the period 1 November 2007 to 31 October 2008