West Germany 1949-1989: Chancellors and Elections

Events

Konrad Adenauer

September 1949 - October 1963

August 1949 - 31.0%
September 1953 - 45.2%
September 1957 - 50.2%
September 1961 - 45.4%

Ludwig Erhard

October 1963 - November 1966

September 1965 - 47.6%

Kurt Kiesinger

December 1966 - October 1969

September 1969 - 46.1%

Willy Brandt

October 1969 - May 1974

November 1972 - 45.8%

Helmut Schmidt

May 1974 - October 1982

October 1976 - 42.6% (CDU/CSU 48.6%)
October 1980 - 42.9% (CDU/CSU 44.5%)

Helmut Kohl

October 1982 - October 1998

March 1983 - 48.8%
January 1987 - 44.2%
December 1990 - 43.8% (Reunified Germany)