Estonian parliamentary election, 1920

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Estonian parliamentary election, 1920
Estonia
1919 ←
29 November 1920
→ 1923

100 seats in the Riigikogu
51 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Otto Strandman.jpg Konstantin Pats 1934.jpg August Rei.jpg
Leader Otto August Strandman Konstantin Päts August Rei
Party Labour Party Farmers' Assemblies Estonian Social Democratic Workers' Party
Last election 30 seats 8 seats 41 seats
Seats won 22 21 18
Seat change -8 (-3.2%) +13 (+14.1%) -23 (-16.3%)
Popular vote 99,030 97,825 80,211
Percentage 21.1% 20.8% 17.1%

Prime Minister before election

Ants Piip
Labour Party

Elected State Elder

Konstantin Päts
Farmers' Assemblies

Parliamentary elections were held in Estonia between 27 and 29 November 1920, the first held under the 1920 constitution. 100 deputies were elected into the new Riigikogu by party lists in 10 regions, by which one party or electoral bloc could put up several lists in one region. Seats were still distributed on the state level, where votes for different lists were summed up by their political affiliation and then seats distributed using d'Hondt formula. Thereafter seats for one party or bloc were distributed between different lists of that political force using the same formula.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Estonian Labour Party 99,030 21.0 22 –8
Farmers' Assemblies 97,825 20.8 21 +13
Estonian Social Democratic Workers' Party 80,211 17.0 18 –23
Estonian Independent Socialist Workers' Party 50,119 10.6 11 +4
Estonian People's Party 48,927 10.4 10 –15
Christian Democratic Party 35,420 7.5 7 +2
Central Committee of Tallinn Trade Unions 24,849 5.3 5 New
German-Baltic Party 18,444 3.9 4 +1
Russian National Union 4,744 1.0 1 New
Economic Group 4,948 1.1 1 New
Russian People's Union 3,876 0.8 0 New
Citizens of the Republic of Estonia at Lake Peipsi 1,344 0.3 0 New
Men of Our Mats 614 0.1 0 New
Fighting Army of the Republic of Estonia 221 0.0 0 New
Jewish Minority 211 0.0 0 New
Jewish National Minority 184 0.0 0 New
Christian Group 168 0.0 0 New
Eligible voters of Kuigatsi Parish 48 0.0 0 New
Total 471,228 100 100 –20
Registered voters/turnout 653,000 72.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp574–586 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • II Riigikogu valimised : 5.-7. mail 1923 / Riigi Statistika Keskbüroo = Élections au parlement : de 5.-7. mai 1923 / Bureau Central de Statistique de l'Estonie - Tallinn : Riigi Statistika Keskbüroo, 1923 (Tallinn : Tallinna Eesti Kirjastus-Ühisus ; Narva : M. Minis)