The First Free Elections to the Volkskammer, in the Outskirts of Berlin, January to March 1990: Vereinigte Linke poster, "The power" [147/207]



January 1 - March 31 1990
Berlin and vicinity
Created By: Ralf Skiba

License: Creative Commons License

"Die Gewalt soll gegeben werden dem gemeinen Volk." ("The power should be given to the common folk.") Thomas Müntzer, 1525. An election poster for the electoral alliance Vereinigte Linke (United Left) glued over an election poster for the DSU (Deutsche Soziale Union (German Social Union))


election poster, logo, motto, poster pasted over, quotation


election campaign, Volkskammer election


Coalition of United Left Parties


Other places (Berlin)

Text in image

"Die Gewalt / soll gegeben / werden dem / gemeinen Volk." / Thomas Müntzer, 1525 / Das Volk macht die Geschichte. / Für eine basisdemokratische Deutsche / Volksrepublik in einem wohnlichen / gemeinsamen europäischen Haus! / Gegen eine Fremdbestimmung durch die BRD! / Wählt unser / Aktionsbündnis / Vereinigte Linke

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"I was born in Berlin and watched the Wall being built from my classroom in the district of Wedding. I found it quite remarkable that the GDR, the German 'Democratic!' Republic, held its first democratic elections on 18 March 1990 only to dissolve itself shortly afterwards. In the run-up to the election, I spent nearly every weekend from January to March 1990 touring the area around Berlin with my family, and taking photographs of the election campaign, posters, and everything else that had to do with the elections."

Ralf Skiba (West Berlin)