CHANCELLOR ADENAUER'S OPINION ON THE PRESENT ELECTION LAW

Created: 12/9/1953

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COUNTRY: Wont Germany

SUBJECT: Chancellor Adenauer's Opinion on tha Present Election Law

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In lato Sopteober Dr. Conrad Adenauer la reported to havo said that,esult of the election, bo novontinuation of tbe present electoral system whereby half tbe Bundestag is elected directly and half through proportional representation, and consequently would not presshange In the lav. Adenauer le reported to hove given tbs following reason for tho change In his attitude: the overwhelming nature of bis party's victory bad impressed him with the importance for parliamentary go veoherent and nurarlcally important opposition party. Too Chancellor fearedure majority election lav, sucb as had been contemplated lost summer, might lead notwo-party system but ratheringle-party one.

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