State election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1947

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State election 1947
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c LP (5.7%) and SV (3.9%) ran separately in different areas (SV in the Palatinate), for the by-election in September they ran together as DPRP. In December 1948, the name was changed to FDP .
A total of 101 seats
Election poster of the CDU

On May 18, 1947, the election for the first state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate took place. There was an all-party government under Prime Minister Peter Altmeier (CDU). On September 21, 1947, a by-election followed in the Saarburg district.

Election result

State elections on May 18 and September 21, 1947

Eligible voters: 1,666,547

Voters: 1,298,567 (turnout: 77.92%)

Valid votes: 1,161,052
Invalid votes: 137,515 (10.59%)

Political party be right Share
CDU 547.875 47.19 47 48
SPD 398,594 34.33 34 34
LP 66,347 5.71 7th 11
SV 45,336 3.90 4th
DPRP 2.161 0.19
KPD 100,739 8.68 8th 8th
Total 1,161,052 100 101

In the district of Saarburg , elections were only made on September 21, 1947, after this district, which had been added to the Saarland in 1946 , was mainly annexed to Rhineland-Palatinate in June 1947. In the by-election, a mandate was given that went to the CDU. The number of seats in the state parliament increased from 100 to 101. The by-election is included in the above result.

The Social Volksbund (SV) active in the Palatinate and the Liberal Party (LP) active in the other parts of the country merged in 1947 to form the Democratic Party of Rhineland-Palatinate (DPRP), which also took part in the by-election in the Saarburg district under this name. With the establishment of the FDP Federal Association in December 1948, the DPRP became the FDP's regional association and adopted its name.


On May 18, 1947, the constitution for Rhineland-Palatinate was adopted in a referendum . This took place together with the state election.

See also

Web links

Commons : 1947 state elections in Rhineland-Palatinate  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The state elections since 1947 - RLP state parliament (PDF; 27 kB)
  2. Results of the elections in RLP from "Elections in Germany"