ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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East Germany Voices of Dissent

ON October 17, a fortnight after the West German polls, the German De-mocratic Republic (GDR) held its own election*. Characterised by the GDR leaders as ''an acme of socialist democracy*' and dubbed as "farce" and "fictitious1' by the West German mass media and the government, 98.58 per cent of the nearly 12 million eli-gible voters cast their votes in these elections, in 14 districts and in East Berlin.

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