4. German Bundestag - 4. Deutscher Bundestag
The 4th German Bundestag existed between October 17, 1961  and October 17, 1965.  In total, the 4th German Bundestag held 198 sessions, with the last meeting on July 23, 1965.  The 4th Bundestag was constituted by the 1961 Bundestag election , which took place on September 17, 1961.
The senior president was Robert Pferdmenges from the CDU , for the MP Konrad Adenauer (CDU), who, as Federal Chancellor, did not want to exercise the dignity of senior president. On April 7, 1965, the Bundestag met for the only time in the electoral term and for the last time before reunification in Berlin , which took place in the Congress Hall. 
On November 7, 1961, the 4th Bundestag elected Konrad Adenauer with 258 (+8) yes-votes, 206 (+10) no-votes, 26 (+1) abstentions in the first ballot for Federal Chancellor.  After his resignation on 15 October 1963, Ludwig Erhard (CDU) voted on 16 October 1963 his successor.
Members of the Bundestag
At the beginning and at the end of the legislative period, the 4th Bundestag had a total of 499 members (+22 Berlin members of the Bundestag ). The CDU / CSU had the highest share of seats with 242 (+9) seats (end: 250), followed by the SPD with 190 (+13) seats (end: 204). In addition, the FDP (67 seats at the end of 66 seats) was represented in the 4th Bundestag . By leaving the parliamentary group, there was temporarily a non-attached MP .
Presidium of the Bundestag
In the first session, Eugen Gerstenmaier was re-elected President of the Bundestag with 463 votes in favor, 36 abstentions and 5 invalid votes.
A total of 635 legislative initiatives were introduced into the Bundestag, of which 378 were based on government proposals, 12 on initiatives by the Bundesrat and 245 on initiatives by the Bundestag. A total of 427 laws were passed by the Bundestag during the 4th legislative period.
The 4th Bundestag had 28 standing committees.
Inquiries, current hours and surveys
Committees of inquiry
During the legislative period of the 4th Bundestag, there were two committees of inquiry .
1. Committee of Inquiry
On March 21, 1962, the first committee of inquiry, which is also known as the " FIBAG committee of inquiry ", was set up. Between March 28, 1962 and August 30, 1962, 21 meetings were held.
2. Committee of Inquiry
On October 23, 1963, the 2nd Committee of Inquiry, which is also known as the " Telephone wiretapping affair - Investigation Committee " was set up. 17 meetings were held between November 7, 1963 and April 21, 1964.
There were three special sessions during the fourth electoral term, the 68th session on March 18, 1963, the 135th session on July 29, 1964, and the 197th session on July 6, 1965.