East German general election, 1981

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Seats in the Volkskammer after the 1981 elections

Legislative elections were held in the German Democratic Republic on 14 June 1981. 500 deputies to the Volkskammer were elected, with all of them being candidates of the single-list National Front. 679 Front candidates were put forward, with 500 being elected and 179 becoming substitute deputies. At its first session on 25 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 Council of State.

Out of 12,352,263 registered electors, 12,255,006 (99.2%) voted, with 12,235,515 (99.9%) voting for Front candidates and 16,613 (0.1%) voting against the candidates of the Front. 2,878 ballots were spoiled.

Party/Group Acronym Seats
Socialist Unity Party of Germany SED 127
Free German Trade Union Federation FDGB 68
Christian Democratic Union CDU 52
Liberal Democratic Party of Germany LDPD 52
Democratic Farmers' Party of Germany DBD 52
National Democratic Party of Germany NDPD 52
Free German Youth FDJ 40
Democratic Women's League of Germany DFD 35
Cultural Association of the DDR KB 22