Saturday, November 16, 2013
26 April 1925: The DNVP Campaigns For Hindenburg
Believing that a Leftist candidate was destined to win that year’s Presidential Election in Germany, the DNVP withdrew its own candidate and—with the support of other conservative parties—pressured Hindenburg to enter the race.
Hindenburg, always a political independent, agreed with great reluctance to become a candidate—solely to prevent the election of a Leftist.
Hindenburg, as expected, won the election for a seven-year term—and won reelection in 1932, dying in office in 1934.