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German federal election, December 1924

German federal election, December 1924

7 December 1924 (1924-12-07)

All 493 seats in the Reichstag
247 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 78.8%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Otto Wels Kuno von Westarp Constantin Fehrenbach
Party SPD DNVP Centre
Leader since 1919 1924 1923
Last election 100 seats 95 seats 65 seats
Seats won 131 103 69
Seat change Increase31 Increase8 Increase4
Popular vote 7,881,041 6,205,802 4,118,849
Percentage 26.0% 20.5% 13.6%
Swing Increase5.5% Increase1.0% Increase0.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Gustav Stresemann ? Erich Koch-Weser
Party DVP KPD DDP
Leader since 1919 ? 1924
Last election 45 seats 62 seats 28 seats
Seats won 51 45 32
Seat change Increase6 Decrease17 Increase4
Popular vote 3,049,064 2,709,086 1,919,829
Percentage 10.1% 9.0% 6.3%
Swing Increase0.9% Decrease3.6% Increase0.6%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Heinrich Held
Party BVP NSFP
Leader since 1924
Last election 16 seats 32 seats
Seats won 19 14
Seat change Increase3 Decrease18
Popular vote 1,134,035 907,242
Percentage 3.7% 3.0%
Swing Increase0.5% Decrease3.5%

Chancellor before election

Wilhelm Marx
Centre

Resulting Chancellor

Wilhelm Marx
Centre

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Germany
Foreign relations

Federal elections were held in Germany on 7 December 1924, the second that year.[1] The Reichstag had been dissolved on 20 October 1924. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 131 of the 493 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 78.8%.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 7,881,041 26.0 131 +31
German National People's Party 6,205,802 20.5 103 +8
Centre Party 4,118,849 13.6 69 +4
German People's Party 3,049,064 10.1 51 +6
Communist Party of Germany 2,709,086 9.0 45 −17
German Democratic Party 1,919,829 6.3 32 +4
Bavarian People's Party 1,134,035 3.7 19 +3
National Socialist Freedom Movement 907,242 3.0 14 −18
Agricultural League 500,525 1.6 8 −2
Economic Party of the German Middle Class 692,963 2.3 12 +5
Bavarian Peasant's and Middle Class Party 312,442 1.0 5 New
German-Hanoverian Party 261,549 0.9 4 −1
German Social Party–Reichsbund für Aufwertung 159,115 0.5 0 New
Independent Social Democratic Party 98,842 0.3 0 0
Deutsche Aufwertungs- und Aufbaupartei 81,944 0.3 0 New
Polish People's Party 81,700 0.3 0 0
Wendish People's Party 5,585 0.0 0 0
Schleswig Club 5,134 0.0 0 0
Masurian Union 542 0.0 0 0
Christian Social People's Community 41,530 0.1 0 0
Free Economy Union FFF 38,923 0.1 0 0
Aufwertungs- und Wiederaufbaupartei (RWV 23) 33,656 0.1 0 New
Party for People's Welfare 32,496 0.1 0 New
Haeusserbund 9,747 0.0 0 0
German Christian People's Party 4,322 0.0 0 New
Deutschvölkische Reichspartei 3,405 0.0 0 New
Aufwertungs- und Wiederaufbaupartei 478 0.0 0 New
Tenants' Party 246 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 414,934
Total 30,705,026 100 493 +21
Registered voters/turnout 38,987,324 78.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Gonschior.de


Popular Vote
SPD
  
26.02%
DNVP
  
20.48%
Zentrum
  
13.51%
DVP
  
10.07%
KPD
  
8.95%
DDP
  
6.34%
BVP
  
3.74%
NSFP
  
3.00%
WP
  
2.29%
Other
  
5.61%
Reichstag seats
SPD
  
26.57%
DNVP
  
20.89%
Zentrum
  
14.00%
DVP
  
10.34%
KPD
  
9.13%
DDP
  
6.49%
BVP
  
3.85%
NSFP
  
2.84%
WP
  
2.43%
Other
  
3.45%

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p790
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p777
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