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The 2nd German federal election, 1953, was conducted on September 6, 1953, to elect members to the Bundestag (lower house) of West Germany.

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Issues and Campaign

Results

A number of members (6 CDU, 11 SPD, 5 FDP) indirectly elected by the Berlin legislature are not included in the totals below. It is also noted that Saarland did not participate in this election.

Party Party List votes Vote percentage (change) Total Seats (change) Seat percentage
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 10,016,594 36.4% +11.2% 191 +76 39.1%
Christian Social Union (CSU) 2,427,387 8.8% +3.0% 52 +28 10.7%
German Party (DP) 1,073,031 3.3% -0.7% 15 -2 3.1%
German Center Party (DZP) 217,078 0.8% -2.3% 3 -7 0.6%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 2,629,163 9.5% -2.4% 48 -4 9.9%
All-German Bloc/League of Expellees and Deprived of Rights (GB-BHE) 1,613,215 5.9% +5.9% 27 +27 5.5%
Communist Party (KPD) 611,317 2.2% -3.5% 0 -15 0.0%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 7,944,943 28.8% -0.4% 151 +20 31.0%
All Others 1,018,544 4.3%   0   0.0%
Totals 27,551,272 100.0%   487 +85 100.0%

Post-election

Konrad Adenauer remained Chancellor, governing in a broad coalition (2/3 majority) with most of the minor parties except for the SPD.

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