The German National Elections

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The German National Elections

Significance of Bavarian Elections

On April 6, 1924 elections for xsthe Bavarian Landtag were held in Bavaria. The following table shows the number of votes polled by the more important parties as reported in the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung of April 9.

Bavarian people's party919,587.
People's Party491,862.
Social Democrats433,821.
Peasants' League207,422.
United Right Parties197,509.
National Liberal Agricultural29,416.
Christian Socialists22,919.

In the previous elections of 1920 the Bavarian People's Party, which is the Bavarian branch of the Catholic Center Party, was returned with an overwhelming majority and, while it still retains its lead, it has suffered serious losses both to the extreme right and to the extreme left. In Munich the Communists this year polled twice as many votes as they did In 1920 and the United Right Parties with which Ludendorff ...

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