1986 East German General Election
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1986 East German General Election
1986 East German general election

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500 seats in the Volkskammer
Turnout99.7% Increase 0.5 pp
  Majority party
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Leader Erich Honecker
Party SED
Alliance National Front
Leader since 3 May 1971
Seats won 127
Seat change Steady 0

Chairman of the Council of Ministers before election

Willi Stoph
SED

Chairman of the Council of Ministers after election

Willi Stoph
SED

Legislative elections were held in the German Democratic Republic on 8 June 1986. 500 deputies to the Volkskammer were elected, with all of them being candidates of the single-list National Front. 703 Front candidates were put forward, with 500 being elected and 203 becoming substitute deputies. At its first session on 16 June, the Volkskammer re-elected Willi Stoph as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, while Erich Honecker, General Secretary of the ruling Socialist Unity Party, was also re-elected Chairman of the State Council.

Results

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Alliance Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Front Socialist Unity Party of Germany 12,392,094 99.94 127 0
Free German Trade Union Federation 61 -7
Christian Democratic Union 52 0
Liberal Democratic Party of Germany 52 0
National Democratic Party of Germany 52 0
Democratic Farmers' Party of Germany 52 0
Free German Youth 37 -3
Democratic Women's League of Germany 32 -3
Cultural Association of the GDR 21 -1
Peasants Mutual Aid Association 14 New
Against 7,512 0.06 - -
Invalid/blank votes 2,407 - - -
Total 12,402,013 100.00 500 0
Registered voters/turnout 12,434,444 99.74 - -
Source: IPU (votes)

See also

References

General
  • Peter W. Sperlich. Oppression and Scarcity: The History and Institutional Structure of the Marxist-Leninist Government of East Germany and Some Perspectives on Life in a Socialist System. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2006. p. 46.
  • Richard Felix Staar. Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe. Fifth Edition. California: Hoover Institution Press. 1988. p. 104.

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