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The 3rd German federal election, 1957, was conducted on September 15, 1957, to elect members to the Bundestag (lower house) of West Germany.

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Issues and Campaign

Results

A number of members (7 CDU, 12 SPD, 2 FDP, 1 other) indirectly elected by the Berlin legislature are not included in the totals below.

Party Party List votes Vote percentage (change) Total Seats (change) Seat percentage
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 11,875,339 39.7% +3.3% 215 +24 43.2%
Christian Social Union (CSU) 3,133,060 10.5% +1.7% 55 +3 11.1%
German Party (DP) 1,062,293 3.4% +0.1% 17 +2 3.4%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 2,307,135 7.7% -1.8% 41 -7 8.2%
Social Democratic Party 9,495,571 31.7% +2.9% 169 +18 34.0%
All Others 2,032,030 7.0%   0 -30 0.0%
Totals 29,905,428 100.0%   497 +10 100.0%
Seat results -- SPD in red, FDP in yellow, CDU/CSU in black, others (moderate right) in gray

Post-election

Konrad Adenauer remained Chancellor, governing in coalition with the smaller Free Democratic Party.

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