Election 1953

# Seat share Seats Vote share ±
CDU+CSU
CDU 39.2 191 36.4 +11.2
CSU1 10.7 52 8.8 +3.0
SPD 31.0 151 28.8 -0.4
FDP 9.9 48 9.5 -2.4
GB/BHE 5.5 27 5.9
DP2 3.1 15 3.3 -0.7
DZ3 0.6 3 0.8 -2.3
KPD 0 2.2 -3.5
BP 0 1.7 -2.5
GVP 0 1.2
DRP 0 1.1 -0.7
1 Christian Social Union (CSU) won 52 (57.1 percent) out of 91 seats in the state of Bavaria with a vote share of 47.8 percent (cf. Wahlen in Deutschland). Until 1956, seats were allocated at the state level (Schindler 1999, 32; Vogel and Schultze 1969, 293).
2 German Party (DP) won 9 SMD seats (10 total) through electoral coordination with the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP).
3 Centre Party (Zentrum) won 1 SMD seat through electoral coordination with the Christian Democrats (CDU).
Date
06 Sep 1953
Total seats: 487
Cabinets
20 Oct 1953 – Adenauer II
15 Jul 1955 – Adenauer III
24 Feb 1956 – Adenauer IV
Sources
Bundeswahlleiter
Datenhandbuch Bundestag
Wahlen in Deutschland
Wikipedia
· EN – West German federal election, 1953
Votes
Electorate: 33,120,940
Total votes: 28,479,550
Valid votes: 27,551,272
Calculated (2018-03-20 ...)
ENP votes (seats): 4.2 (3.6)
Disp. 3.7 · Adv.ratio: 1.21
Polarization: 0.32
Description
Election on 6 September 1953 with modified electoral rules.