people who are in need of court-ordered care, may not be a lump sum, excluded from elections.

This is true according to a decision published on Thursday by the Federal constitutional court in Karlsruhe, Germany from the 29. In January, for offenders who are housed, due to inability in a psychiatric hospital.

The Second Senate that there had been a violation of the principle of the generality of the election in accordance with article 38 and against the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of disability, in accordance with article 3 of the basic law.

Several Concerned had lodged a complaint against their exclusion from the election to the Bundestag in 2013. According to the Federal constitutional court were affected supervised in the choice 82 220.

dpa