He aslo, in the constitution for the new confederation, introduced a parliament (Bundestag) elected by universal suffrage.
The Bundestag meeting at the same time called for military measures against the insurgents.
All the members of the Bundestag were to protect Germany, and each individual State, against every attack.
German federal council, 1879, from German Bundestag, from genitive of Bund "league, confederacy, association" (related to English band (n.2) and bind (v.)) + tag, literally "day;" as a verb, tagen, meaning "to sit in conference" (see day; also cf. adjourn). Hence also Bundesrat, from rat, rath "council" (see read (v.)).
The lower house of the legislature of Germany.