East German referendum, 1951

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A referendum on militarisation and peace was held in East Germany on 5 June 1951.[1] Voters were asked "Are you against the remilitarisation of Germany and for the conclusion of a peace treaty with Germany in the year 1951?".[1] It was approved by 95.98% of voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 13,034,477 95.98
Against 546,622 4.02
Invalid/blank votes 37,625
Total 13,618,724 100
Registered voters/turnout 13,700,000 99.42
Source: Direct Democracy