East Germans’ Conversion to Democracy
(1997) 20 Fordham International Law Journal 384-395
Posted: 15 Oct 2020
Date Written: 1997
On March 18, 1990, approximately ninety-three percent of the twelve million eligible voters still living in the German Democratic Republic (" GDR" or" East Germany") after the second exodus went to the polls to vote. The East German Christian Democrats' received strong financial and political support from their West German counterparts. Chancellor Helmut Kohl himself campaigned throughout the GDR, promising that" no one will be worse off' if they reunify with the Federal Republic of Germany (" FRG" or" West Germany"). These were the first free elections in East Germany since 1933.
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