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The 6th German federal election, 1969, was conducted on September 28, 1969, to elect members to the Bundestag (lower house) of West Germany.

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Issues and Campaign

Results

Party Party List votes Vote percentage (change) Total Seats (change) Seat percentage
Social Democratic Party 14,065,716 42.7% +3.4% 224 +22 45.2%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 1,903,422 5.8% -3.7% 30 -19 6.0%
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 12,079,535 36.6% -1.4% 193 -3 38.9%
Christian Social Union (CSU) 3,115,652 9.5% -0.1% 49 +0 9.9%
National Democratic Party (NPD) 1,422,010 4.3% +2.3% 0   0.0%
All Others 379,689 1.1%   0   0.0%
Totals 32,966,024 100.0%   496 +0 100.0%
Seat results -- SPD in red, FDP in yellow, CDU/CSU in black

Post-election

The SPD chose to leave the grand coalition with the CDU/CSU, forming a coalition with the FDP instead. Willy Brandt became the first SPD chancellor in the postwar period.

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