East German general election, 1963

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East German general election, 1963
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All 434 seats to the People's Chamber
  Majority party
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Leader Walter Ulbricht
Party Socialist Unity
Alliance National Front
Seats won 434
Seat change ±0

Legislative elections were held in the German Democratic Republic on 20 October 1963. They were to originally be held in November 1962 but were postponed. 434 deputies to the Volkskammer were elected, with all of them being candidates of the single-list National Front, dominated by the Communist Socialist Unity Party of Germany.

Out of 11,621,158 registered electors, 11,533,859 (99.25%) voted, with 99.95% voting for Front candidates and 0.05% against. 0.04% of the votes were invalid.

Party/Group Acronym Seats
Socialist Unity Party of Germany SED 110
Free German Trade Union Federation FDGB 60
Christian Democratic Union CDU 45
Liberal Democratic Party of Germany LDPD 45
Democratic Farmers' Party of Germany DBD 45
National Democratic Party of Germany NDPD 45
Free German Youth FDJ 35
Democratic Women's League of Germany DFD 30
Cultural Association of the DDR KB 19


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