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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]

May 1924 German federal election

← 1920 4 May 1924 (1924-05-04) December 1924 →

All 472 seats in the Reichstag
237 seats needed for a majority
Turnout77.4% Decrease 1.8 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Ottowelsportait.jpg Oskar Hergt.jpg Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2007-0187, Constantin Fehrenbach.jpg
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 Decrease2 Increase24 Increase1
Popular vote 6,008,905 5,696,475 3,914,379
Percentage 20.5% 19.5% 13.4%
Swing Decrease1.2% Increase4.4% Decrease0.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Gustav Stresemann Erich Ludendorff
Party KPD DVP NSFP
Leader since 1919 1924
Last election 4 seats 65 seats new party
Seats won 62 45 32
Seat change Increase58 Decrease20 Increase32
Popular vote 3,693,280 2,694,381 1,918,329
Percentage 12.6% 9.2% 6.5%
Swing Increase10.5% Decrease4.7% Increase6.5%

Reichstagswahl Mai 1924.svg
Electoral results by districts

Chancellor before election

Wilhelm Marx
Centre

Resulting Chancellor

Wilhelm Marx
Centre

ResultsEdit

 
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 6,008,905 20.5 100 −2
German National People's Party 5,696,475 19.5 95 +24
Centre Party 3,914,379 13.4 65 +1
Communist Party of Germany 3,693,280 12.6 62 +58
German People's Party 2,694,381 9.2 45 −20
National Socialist Freedom Movement 1,918,329 6.5 32 New
German Democratic Party 1,655,129 5.7 28 −11
Bavarian People's Party 946,648 3.2 16 −4
Agricultural League 574,939 2.0 10 New
Economic Party of the German Middle Class 500,820 1.7 7 New
German Social Party 333,427 1.1 4 +4
German-Hanoverian Party 319,792 1.1 5 0
Independent Social Democratic Party 235,145 0.8 0 −84
Bavarian Peasants' League 192,786 0.7 3 −1
Christian Social People's Community 124,451 0.4 0 New
Polish People's Party 100,260 0.3 0 New
National Freedom Party 62,071 0.2 0 New
Bund der Geusen 59,222 0.2 0 New
Party of Tenants 45,920 0.2 0 New
Republican Party of Germany 45,722 0.2 0 New
German Workers' Party 36,291 0.1 0 New
Free Econony Union FFF 36,013 0.1 0 New
Socialist League 26,418 0.1 0 New
Haeusserbund 24,451 0.1 0 New
Wendish People's Party 10,827 0.0 0 0
Völkischer Block 9,561 0.0 0 New
Schleswig Club 7,620 0.0 0 0
Bavarian Middle Class League – Südgau 5,659 0.0 0 New
Independent Economy Group 1,848 0.0 0 New
Masurian Union 1,029 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 427,582
Total 29,709,380 100 472 +13
Registered voters/turnout 38,374,983 77.42
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%

ReferencesEdit

  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