Parlamentarischer Rat
The Parlamentarischer Rat ("Parliamentary Council") was the West German constitutional convention that created the current constitution of the (reunited) Federal Republic of Germany. Besides its primary purpose, to prepare a new constitution for Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, it also drafted the Election Law ("Bundeswahlgesetz") for the first Bundestag election of 1949 and it selected Bonn (over Frankfurt) to be the provisional capital of the Federal Republic. The Parliamentary Council was formed in 1948 and disassembled once it had finished its purpose, i.e. after the ratification of the Grundgesetz and the enactment of the first Election Law which among others the Grundgesetz had left it as a remaining task.
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