State election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1959
Gains and losses
The state elections in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1959 took place on April 19.
Despite an absolute majority of the CDU prime minister sat Peter Altmaier the since June 1951 existing black-yellow coalition with the FDP continued. Opposition parties in the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate were the SPD and the DRP , which just overcame the five percent hurdle. Because of the regional key electoral procedure , she only entered the state parliament with one member ( Hans Schikora ).
State election on April 19, 1959
Eligible voters: 2,266,778
Voters: 1,749,227 (turnout: 77.17%)
Valid votes: 1,712,354
Invalid votes: 36,873 (2.11%)
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