Elections and Political Parties in Germany
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Map showing German Political Subdivisions inside front cover|
|Abbreviations of German Political Parties|
|I. Political Parties|
|A. Introduction 1|
|B. Western Germany|
|1. Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU)2|
|2. Social Democratic Party (SPD)3|
|3. Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Democratic People's Party (DVP)4|
|4. Federalist Union (FU) [Bavarian Party (BP) and Center Party (Zentrum)]5-7|
|5. Bloc of Expellees and Victims of Injustice (BHE)7|
|6. Communist Party (KPD)9|
|7. Economic Reconstruction Party (WAV)9|
|8. German Party (DP)9|
|9. Socialist Reich Party (SRP)10|
|10. South Schleswig Electoral League (SSW) 11|
|C. Eastern Germany|
|1. Socialist Unity Party (SED)11|
|2. Christian Democratic Union (CDU)12|
|3. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)13|
|4. National Democratic Party (NDPD)14|
|5. Democratic Peasant Party (DBD)14|
|6. "Mass Organizations"15|
|II. Personalities in Public Life|
|A. West German 18|
|B. East German 29|
|III. Electoral Systems|
|A. Introductory Note 35|
|B Electoral Laws in Germany (chart) 36ff|
|C. Civil Servants in Elective Office (chart) 36ff|
|IV. Election Statistics and Party Representation|
|A. Federal Republic of Germany|
|1. August 1949 Elections to Lower House (Table 1)37|
|2. Party Strength in the Federal Lower House (chart)38|
|3. Composition of the Federal Council (chart)40|
|4. Evolution of Major Party Vote in West Germany and West Berlin (chart)40|
|B. United States Zone|
|1. Election Statistics: Bavaria (Table 2) 40ff|
|2. Election Statistics: Hesse (Table 3) 40ff|
|3. Election Statistics: Württemberg-Baden (Table 4) 40ff|
|4. Election Statistics: Bremen (Table 5)41|
|5. Evolution of Major Party Vote in U.S. Zone (chart)42|
|6. Party Distribution in State Legislatures and Governments, U.S. Zone (chart)43|
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Book title: Elections and Political Parties in Germany, 1945-1952.
Contributors: Policy Reports Secretary, Office of the U. S. High Commissioner for Germany - OrganizationName.
Publisher: Documentary Publications.
Place of publication: Salisbury, NC.
Publication year: 1952.
Page number: i.
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