March 1933 Elections

The Nazis won 288 seats (43.9%). They increased their vote by 5.5 million BUT in spite of their best and most awful efforts, they still had not secured a majority in the Reichstag! They had to form a coalition government with the National Party (DNVP) which gave them a majority of 51.9%. This was disappointing because he would need two-thirds of the seats to be able to make changes to the constitution of Germany.