National Council (Tirol)

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National Council of Tirol

Cunsëi dl Tirol
Coat of arms or logo
Julia Marc
since 4 November 2017
Ulrike Kindle, Labour
since 5 May 2005
Margaret Laret, Labour
since 24 July 2009
Albrec Heine, League
since 4 April 2020
Nico Salva, League
since 5 June 2017
Political groups
  Labour Party (392)
Primary Opposition
  League Party (212)
Other opposition
  Freedom and Justice Party (47)
  Liberty Party (24)
  Greens (13)
  Alliance Party (6)
  Internationale Party (3)
  Adige Party (2)
Presiding officers
Length of term
6 years
Closed-list Proportional Representation
Last election
5 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2023
Meeting place
Council chamber

The National Council (Ladin: Cunsëi dl Tirol) is the lower house of the Tiroler legislature. It is the only body that is directly elected by proportional representation. The council was established by Article 4 of the 1892 Constitution as one of the legislative bodies of Tirol and thus it is the historical successor to the earlier Royal Diet.

The Deputies of the National Council are representatives of the Tiroler people as a whole and are not bound by any orders or instructions and are only held accountable by their electorate. The legal number of members of the council is 700.

The National Council is elected every six years by Tiroler citizens over the age of 17. Elections use a closed-list proportional system in which the proportions of votes for each party are directly translated into the number of deputies each party holds in the council, with each party determining a list of candidates in priority order. An early election is possible in cases where the government no longer commands the confidence of the council, and if 351 deputies vote for a motion of no confidence, the government is dissolved, and if no new government commands the confidence of the council within a two week period, fresh elections are called. Deputies elected in mid-term elections following a vote of no-confidence only hold office until the end of the original term of government in order to preserve the six year cycle and 5 May election dates.