According to official figures, 95.2% of voters turned out, and 66% of them approved the list. This would be the lowest vote share an SED-dominated bloc would claim during the four decades of Communist rule in East Germany. In subsequent years the National Front, successor to the Democratic Bloc, would claim to win vote shares in excess of 99%.
The Constitutional Assembly adopted East Germany's first constitution in October, and proclaimed the establishment of the German Democratic Republic on 7 October. It then transformed itself into the first People's Chamber(Volkskammer) of East Germany.