Holocaust Chronology of 1932
Presidential election under Weimar Republic in Germany gives 30.1 percent of the vote to Adolf Hitler, head of the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers Party, i.e., Nazis). The incumbent president, Field Marshall Hindenburg, receives 49.6 percent.
Since a majority (more than 50 percent) was required by German law for the election of a president, a re?run presidential election was held in which incumbent president Hindenburg wins with 53 percent of the vote. Adolf Hitler increases his popular vote to 36.8 percent.
German national elections for delegates to the Reichstag (Parliament) result in Nazis attaining 230 seats or 38 percent. Social Democrats received 21 percent, Communists 15 percent, Catholic Center 12 percent, numerous other parties combined 14 percent.
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