East German referendum, 1954

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A referendum on a peace treaty was held in East Germany on 29 June 1954.[1] Voters were asked "Are you for a peace treaty and the withdrawal of occupying troops, or for the European Defence Community, the General Treaty and keeping the occupying troops for 50 years?"[1] The first option was approved by 93.46% of voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
Peace treaty 12,131,730 93.46
European Defence Community etc. 849,063 6.54
Invalid/blank votes 416,844
Total 13,397,640 100
Registered voters/turnout 13,588,397 98.60
Source: Direct Democracy