East German general election, 1986

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Seats in the Volkskammer after the 1986 elections

Legislative elections were held in the German Democratic Republic on 8 June 1986. 500 deputies to the Volkskammer were elected, with all of them being candidates of the single-list National Front. 703 Front candidates were put forward, with 500 being elected and 203 becoming substitute deputies. At its first session on 16 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 12,434,444 registered electors, 12,402,013 (99.74%) voted, with 12,392,094 (99.94%) voting for Front candidates and 7,512 (0.06%) voting against the candidates of the Front. 2,407 ballots were spoiled.

Party/Group Acronym Seats[1]
Socialist Unity Party of Germany SED 127
Free German Trade Union Federation FDGB 61
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 37
Democratic Women's League of Germany DFD 32
Cultural Association of the DDR KB 21
Peasants Mutual Aid Association VdgB 14

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  1. ^ "East Germany - Legislature". www.country-data.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  • Peter W. Sperlich. Oppression and Scarcity: The History and Institutional Structure of the Marxist-Leninist Government of East Germany and Some Perspectives on Life in a Socialist System. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2006. p. 46.
  • Richard Felix Staar. Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe. Fifth Edition. California: Hoover Institution Press. 1988. p. 104.