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Electoral map (in German)

The German elections of January 19, 1919 were the first of the new Weimar Republic. In the subsequent first session, the National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) functioned as both a constituent assembly and unicameral legislature.


Party Vote percentage Seats
Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 37.9% 163†
Centre Party (Z) 19.7% 91
German Democratic Party (DDP) 18.6% 75
German National People's Party (DNVP) 10.3% 44
Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) 7.6% 22
German People's Party (DVP) 4.4% 19
Bavarian Peasants' League (BB) 0.9% 4
German-Hanoverian Party (DHP) 0.3% 1
Schleswig-Holsteinische Bauern- und Landarbeiterdemokratie (SHBLD) 0.2% 1
Brunswick Election-Union (BLWV) 0.2% 1
Total 100% 421

†Two additional SPD members were elected by the Eastern Army on February 2, 1919, bringing the total to 423 and the strength of the SPD to 165.


  • Kolb, Eberhard. The Weimar Republic, p. 224. Routledge, 2004, ISBN 0415344417.


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