Non-EU citizens to get local votes should SPD form government
DPA/The Local · 8 Aug 2009, 12:28
Published: 08 Aug 2009 12:28 GMT+02:00
Thomas Oppermann, head of the SPD parliamentary party, told the BZ am Sonntag newspaper said the party had drawn up plans to enable non-EU citizens who had lived in Germany for more than six years to be able to vote in the local elections.
“Whoever has legally lived for a minimum of six years in Germany, can then for example vote in municipal elections as a Turk or Russian in Berlin,” he said.
The paper says around seven million foreigners live in Germany, but is not clear how many of these would qualify.