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German Presidential Election (1932)

Level:
GCSE
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR

President Hindenburg stood for election in 1932 against a backdrop of economic crisis and rising political tensions.

The Nazis put Hitler on the ballot paper to stand against Hindenburg.

In the first round of voting Hindenburg achieved 49.6% of the votes - just short of the required 50% to be determined the winner (Hitler won 30%).

So, the election was repeated, and the Nazis redoubled their efforts to win. Hitler toured the country giving speeches.

Although Hindenburg was re-elected, Hitler saw his vote share increase by 6%, proving that the Nazi party was growing its support quickly.

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