1972 Polish Legislative Election
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1972 Polish Legislative Election
1972 Polish legislative election

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All 460 seats in the Sejm
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Edward Gierek - portrait from 1976.jpg Pose? Stanis?aw Gucwa IX kadencja.jpg Pose? Zygmunt Moskwa VI kadencja.jpg
Leader Edward Gierek Zygmunt Moskwa
Party PZPR ZSL SD
Leader since 1971 1969
Last election 255 seats 117 seats 39
Seats won 255 117 39
Seat change 0 0 0

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 19 March 1972.[1] The results, like with the other elections in communist Poland, were controlled by the communist government. The results of the 1965 election would be duplicated, exactly, by the 1969 and 1972 elections. The results of the next, 1976 election, would be only marginally different.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Front of National Unity Polish United Workers' Party 21,746,242 99.5 255 0
United People's Party 117 0
Democratic Party 39 0
Independents 49 0
Blank ballots 103,155 0.5 - -
Invalid votes 5,084 - - -
Total 21,854,481 100 460 0
Registered voters/turnout 22,313,851 97.9 - -
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

As the other parties and "independents" were in fact subordinate to PZPR, its control of the Sejm was, in fact, total.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Norman Davies (May 2005). God's Playground: 1795 to the present. Columbia University Press. p. 459. ISBN 978-0-231-12819-3. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Andrzej Paczkowski; Jane Cave (2003). The spring will be ours: Poland and the Poles from occupation to freedom. Penn State Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-271-02308-3. Retrieved 2011.



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