Saar parliamentary election, 1924

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Elections to the consultative Regional Council (Landesrat) were held in the territory of the Saar Basin on 27 January 1924.[1] The Centre Party remained the largest faction, winning 14 of the 30 seats,[2] but lost its majority. At its first meeting on 6 March, all parties except the Communists affirmed their continued loyalty to Germany.[3] Peter Scheuer of the Centre Party was elected President of the Landesrat on 24 March.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The election was held using the open list system, with each voter able to cast up to 30 votes.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Centre Party 3,246,511 42.77 14 –2
Social Democratic Party 1,398,949 18.43 6 +1
Communist Party 1,207,211 15.90 5 +3
German-Saarland People's Party 1,127,258 14.85 4 –1
Association of Homeowners and Agriculture – German Economic Association 311,722 4.11 1 –1
Saarland Workers' Group 207,129 2.73 0 New
German National Party 91,631 1.21 0 New
Total 7,590,411 100 30
Valid votes 254,858 99.69
Invalid/blank votes 801 0.31
Total 255,659 100
Registered voters/turnout 378,459 58.05
Source: Gonschior.de

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 27. Januar 1924: Wahl zum 2. Landesrat Gonschior.de (German)
  2. ^ "News in Brief" The Times, 30 January 1924
  3. ^ "News in Brief", The Times, 7 March 1924