Bundestag election 1961

Election to the 4th German Bundestag on 17 September 1961

Federal result
Specification First votes Second votes Number of seats incl. Berlin deputies
Number % Number %
Persons entitled to vote 37,440,715 X 37,440,715 X X
Voters, voter turnout 32,849,624 87.7 32,849,624 87.7 X
Invalid 845,158 2.6 1,298,723 4.0 X
Valid 32,004,466 97.4 31,550,901 96.0 X
SPD 11,672,057 36.5 11,427,355 36.2 203
CDU 11,622,995 36.3 11,283,901 35.8 201
F.D.P. 3,866,269 12.1 4,028,766 12.8 67
CSU 3,104,742 9.7 3,014,471 9.6 50
Others 1,738,403 5.4 1,796,408 5.7
DFU 587,488 1.8 609,918 1.9
DG 21,083 0.1 27,308 0.1
DRP 242,649 0.8 262,977 0.8
GDP (DP-BHE) 859,290 2.7 870,756 2.8
SSW 24,951 0.1 25,449 0.1
WGnD 778 0.0
Political groupings standing for election/individual candidates 2,164 0.0