1963 East German General Election
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1963 East German General Election
1963 East German general election

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500 seats in the Volkskammer
Turnout99.3% Increase 0.4 pp
  Majority party
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Leader Walter Ulbricht
Party SED
Alliance National Front
Leader since 25 July 1950
Seats won 127
Seat change Increase 10

Chairman of the Council of Ministers before election

Otto Grotewohl
SED

Chairman of the Council of Ministers after election

Otto Grotewohl
SED

Legislative elections were held in the German Democratic Republic on 20 October 1963. They were to originally be held in November 1962 but were postponed. 434 deputies to the Volkskammer were elected, with all of them being candidates of the single-list National Front, dominated by the Communist Socialist Unity Party of Germany.

Results

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Alliance Party Votes % Seats
Directly
elected
Indirectly
elected
Total +/-
National Front Socialist Unity Party of Germany 99.95 110 17 127 +10
Free German Trade Union Federation 60 8 68 +15
Christian Democratic Union 45 7 52 0
Liberal Democratic Party of Germany 45 7 52 0
National Democratic Party of Germany 45 7 52 0
Democratic Farmers' Party of Germany 45 7 52 0
Free German Youth 35 5 40 +11
Democratic Women's League of Germany 30 5 35 +6
Cultural Association of the GDR 19 3 22 +4
Against 0.05 - - - -
Invalid/blank votes - - - - -
Total 11,533,859 100.00 434 66 500 +34
Registered voters/turnout 11,621,158 99.25 - - - -
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  • Dieter Nohlen, Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel and Klaus Landfried (Ed.). Die Wahl der Parlamente und anderer Staatsorgane. Herausgegeben von Dolf Sternberger und Bernhard Vogel. Redaktion von Dieter Nohlen Band I: Europa. Berlin: Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1969. p. 376.
  • Cyril Edwin Black and Ernst Christian Helmreich. Twentieth Century Europe: A History. New York: Knopf. 1972. p. 677.

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