Election 1969

# Seat share Seats Vote share ±
CDU+CSU
CDU 38.9 193 36.6 -1.6
CSU 9.9 49 9.5 -0.1
SPD 45.2 224 42.7 +3.4
FDP1 6.0 30 5.8 -3.7
NPD 0 4.3 +2.3
1 Several Free Democratic (FDP) MPs crossed the floor in opposition to the Ostpolitik.
Date
28 Sep 1969
Total seats: 496
Cabinets
22 Oct 1969 – Brandt I
Sources
Bundeswahlleiter
Datenhandbuch Bundestag
Wikipedia
· EN – West German federal election, 1969
Votes
Electorate: 38,677,235
Total votes: 33,523,064
Valid votes: 32,966,024
Calculated (2018-10-19 ...)
ENP votes (seats): 3.0 (2.7)
Disp. 3.9 · Adv.ratio: 1.06
Polarization (seats): 0.41
0.39
Description
Brandt lost his parliamentary majority but the opposition could not replace him in a constructive vote of no confidence. As a consequence, there was a cabinet without a majority but no new chancellor could be elected. Parliament was dissolved by President Heinemann on 22 September 1972 and snap elections were called (Schindler 1999, 1241).