Elections and Political Parties in Germany, 1945-1952

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ABBREVATIONS OF GERMAN POLITICAL PARTIES
Western Germany and West Berlin
AP/SAP--Workers' Party/Socialist Workers' Party FDP--Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokra-
(Arbeiterpartei/Sozialistische Arbeiter- tische Partei), formerly LDP--Liberal
partei) Democratic Party (Liberal-Demokra-
BDV--see FDP tische Partei); in Bremen BDV--
Bremen Democratic People's Party
BHE--Bloc of Expellees and Victims of In- (Bremer Demokratische Volkspartei);
justice (Block der Heimatvertriebenen in Württemberg-Baden and Württem-
und Entrechteten) berg-Hohenzollern DVP--Democratic
BHKP--Bavarian Homeland and Royalist Party People's Party (Demokratische Volks-
(Bayerische Heimat- und Königspartei) partei)
BP--Bavarian Party (Bayernpartei) KPD--Communist Party of Germany (Kommu-
nistische Partei Deutschlands); in Berlin
CDU--Christian Democratic Union (Christlich- SED--Socialist Unity Party of Ger-
Demokratische Union); in Bavaria CSU many (Sozialistische Einheitspartei
--Christian Social Union (Christlich- Deutschlands)
Soziale Union) LDP--see FDP
CSU--see CDU N--Association of the Distressed (Notge-
DB--German Bloc (Deutscher Block) meinschaft)
DG--German Association (Deutsche Gemein- NDP--National Democratic Party (National-
schaft) demokratische Partei)
DKP--German Conservative Party (Deutsche NLP--see DP
Konservative Partei) RSFFSU--Radical Social Party of Liberty/Free
Social Union (Radikal-Soziale Freiheits-
DP--German Party (Deutsche Partei), for- partei/Freie Soziale Union)
merly NLP--Lower Saxony Land Par
ty (Niedersächsische Landespartei); in SED--see KPD
Bavaria DPB--German Party Bavaria SPD--Social Democratic Party of Germany
(Deutsche Partei Bayern) (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutsch-
lands)
DPB--see DP
SRP--Socialist Reich Party (Sozialistische
DReichP--German Reich Party (Deutsche Reichs- Reichspartei)
partei) SSW--South Schleswig Electoral League (Süd-
DRP--German Rightist Party (Deutsche Rechts- schleswigsche Wëhlervereinigung)
partei) SV--Social Association (Soziale Vereinigung)
DSP--German Social Party (Deutsche Soziale WAV--Economic Reconstruction Party (Wirt-
Partei) schaftliche Aufbauvereinigung)
DVP--see FDP z--Center Party (Zentrum)
Eastern Germany
CDU--Christian Democratic Union (Christlich- LDP--Liberal Democratic Party (Liberal-
Demokratische Union) Demokratische Partei)
DBD--Democratic Peasant Party of Germany NDPD--National Democratic Party of Germany
(Demokratische Bauernpartei Deutsch- National-Demokratische Partei Deutsch-
lands) lands)
DFD--Democratic Women's League of Ger- SED--Socialist Unity Party of Germany
many (Demokratischer Frauenbund (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutsch-
Deutschlands) lands)
FDGB--Free German Trade Union League VdgB--Peasants' Mutual Aid Association (Ver-
(Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund) einigung der gegenseitigen Bauernhilfe)
FDJ--Free German Youth (Freie Deutsche VVN--Association of Victims of the Nazi Re-
Jugend) gime (Vereinigung der Verfolgten des
KB--Cultural League (Kulturbund) Naziregimes)

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  • Prefatory Note *
  • Abbrevations of German Political Parties *
  • Contents i
  • Iii. Electoral Systems 35
  • Iv. Election Statistics and Party Representation 37
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