On October 14th 2018 the 18th election of the Bavarian state parliament after the Second World War will take place in Bavaria.
The Bavarian State Parliament has four major tasks to fulfill:
1. Formation of the state government
3. Control of the state government
4. Other elective functions and participation in other committees
In the Bavarian state election, any German citizen who has reached the age of 18 and has been resident in Bavaria for at least three months may vote.
In total, 18 parties and electorate groups participate in this years` election.
The four-group party parliament could be extended to include FDP and AfD. The government around Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) wants to continue governing alone, but the absolute majority is crumbling. Current polls see the absolute majority of the CSU highly vulnerable. The SPD is also threatened with heavy losses. The AfD is very likely to move into the state parliament.
At the latest on the 22nd day after the election, the newly elected Bavarian state parliament must meet for its first meeting. According to the Bavarian Constitution, the Prime Minister is elected by the newly elected state parliament "at the latest within one week after his meeting for a period of five y