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

Chairman of the Council of Ministers after election

Willi Stoph

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.


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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


  • 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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