German federal election, May 1924

German federal election, May 1924

4 May 1924 (1924-05-04)

All 472 seats in the Reichstag
237 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 77.4% 1.8 pp

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Otto Wels Oskar Hergt Constantin Fehrenbach
Party SPD DNVP Centre
Leader since 1919 1919 1923
Last election 102 seats 71 seats 64 seats
Seats won 100 95 65
Seat change 2 24 1
Popular vote 6,008,905 5,696,475 3,914,379
Percentage 20.5% 19.5% 13.4%
Swing 1.2% 4.4% 0.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Gustav Stresemann Albrecht von Gräfe
Party KPD DVP NSFP
Leader since 1919 1924
Last election 4 seats 65 seats new party
Seats won 62 45 32
Seat change 58 20 32
Popular vote 3,693,280 2,694,381 1,918,329
Percentage 12.6% 9.2% 6.5%
Swing 10.5% 4.7% 6.5%

Composition after the May 1924 election.

Chancellor before election

Wilhelm Marx
Centre

Resulting Chancellor

Wilhelm Marx
Centre

Federal elections were held in Germany on 4 May 1924.[1] The Reichstag had been dissolved on 13 March 1924. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 100 of the 472 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 77.4%.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party6,008,90520.5100−2
German National People's Party5,696,47519.595+24
Centre Party3,914,37913.465+1
Communist Party of Germany3,693,28012.662+58
German People's Party2,694,3819.245−20
National Socialist Freedom Movement1,918,3296.532New
German Democratic Party1,655,1295.728−11
Bavarian People's Party946,6483.216−4
Agricultural League574,9392.010New
Economic Party of the German Middle Class500,8201.77New
German Social Party333,4271.14+4
German-Hanoverian Party319,7921.150
Independent Social Democratic Party235,1450.80−84
Bavarian Peasants' League192,7860.73−1
Christian Social People's Community124,4510.40New
Polish People's Party100,2600.30New
National Freedom Party62,0710.20New
Bund der Geusen59,2220.20New
Party of Tenants45,9200.20New
Republican Party of Germany45,7220.20New
German Workers' Party36,2910.10New
Free Econony Union FFF36,0130.10New
Socialist League26,4180.10New
Haeusserbund24,4510.10New
Wendish People's Party10,8270.000
Völkischer Block9,5610.00New
Schleswig Club7,6200.000
Bavarian Middle Class League – Südgau5,6590.00New
Independent Economy Group1,8480.00New
Masurian Union1,0290.00New
Invalid/blank votes427,582
Total29,709,380100472+13
Registered voters/turnout38,374,98377.42
Source: Gonschior.de
Popular Vote
SPD
20.52%
DNVP
19.45%
Zentrum
13.37%
KPD
12.61%
DVP
9.20%
NSFP
6.55%
DDP
5.65%
BVP
3.23%
Landliste
1.96%
WP
1.69%
Other
5.75%
Reichstag seats
SPD
21.19%
DNVP
20.13%
Zentrum
13.77%
KPD
13.14%
DVP
9.53%
NSFP
6.78%
DDP
5.93%
BVP
3.39%
Landliste
2.19%
WP
1.48%
Other
6.80%
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References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p790
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p777
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