Election 1972

# Seat share Seats Vote share ±
SPD 46.4 230 45.8 +3.1
CDU+CSU
CDU 35.7 177 35.2 -1.4
CSU 9.7 48 9.7 +0.2
FDP 8.3 41 8.4 +2.6
NPD 0 0.6 -3.7
Date
19 Nov 1972 – early election
Total seats: 496
Cabinets
15 Dec 1972 – Brandt II
16 May 1974 – Schmidt I
Sources
Bundeswahlleiter
Wikipedia
· EN – West German federal election, 1972
Votes
Electorate: 41,446,302
Total votes: 37,761,589
Valid votes: 37,459,750
Calculated (2018-07-15 ...)
ENP votes (seats): 2.9 (2.8)
Disp. 0.7 · Adv.ratio: 1.01
Polarization (seats): 0.40
0.40