1976 Polish Legislative Election
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1976 Polish Legislative Election
1976 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
Leader Edward Gierek Stanis?aw Gucwa Andrzej Benesz
Party PZPR ZSL SD
Leader since 1971 1973
Last election 255 seats 117 seats 39 seats
Seats won 261 113 37
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 4 Decrease 2

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 21 March 1976.[1] The results, like with the other elections in communist Poland, were controlled by the communist government[page needed]. The results of the 1976 election would be duplicated, exactly, by the 1980 election, and were only marginally different from those of the preceding years, and from the 1985 election.

Results

Polish Parliament 1961, 65, 69, 72, 76, 80.svg
Party Votes % Seats +/-
Front of National Unity Polish United Workers' Party 23,502,983 99.4 261 +6
United People's Party 113 -4
Democratic Party 37 -2
Independents 49 0
Blank ballots 134,350 0.6 - -
Invalid votes 14,923 - - -
Total 23,652,256 100 460 0
Registered voters/turnout 24,069,579 98.3 - -
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. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (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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