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Vote passed to move government from Bonn to Berlin

Daily Express 20/06/1991

Following the reunification of Germany, Berlin became the capital again in 1990. It had been the capital from 1871 to 1945 before the country divided into East and West Germany. Despite this, the government remained in Bonn which had been the capital of West Germany between 1949 and 1990.

A vote passed on June 20th 1991 in the German Bundestag to move the government to Berlin. The vote passed with 338 for the move to 320 against the move, with representatives largely voting depending on their region. The south and west preferred to remain in Bonn while the north and east favoured the move to Berlin.

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