Estonian parliamentary election, 1923

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Estonian parliamentary election, 1923
Estonia
1920 ←
7 May 1923
→ 1926

100 seats in the Riigikogu
51 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Konstantin Pats 1934.jpg August Rei.jpg Otto Strandman.jpg
Leader Konstantin Päts August Rei Otto August Strandman
Party Farmers' Assemblies Estonian Social Democratic Workers' Party Labour Party
Last election 21 seats 18 seats 22 seats
Seats won 23 15 12
Seat change +2 -3 -10
Popular vote 99,226 64,297 51,674
Percentage 21.6% 14.0% 11.2%

State Elder before election

Juhan Kukk
Labour Party

Elected State Elder

Konstantin Päts
Farmers' Assemblies

Parliamentary elections were held in Estonia between 5 and 7 May 1923. There were some controversies - some lists, most remarkably Communist, were declared void before the elections because of electoral law violations, and the results gave Estonia its most fragmented parliament ever.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats %
Farmers' Assemblies 99,226 21.6 23 +2
Estonian Social Democratic Workers' Party 64,297 14.0 15 –3
Estonian Labour Party 51,674 11.2 12 –10
Workers' United Front 43,711 9.5 10 +5
Estonian People's Party 34,646 7.5 8 –2
Christian Democratic Party 33,700 7.3 8 +1
Independent Socialist Workers' Party 21,704 4.7 5 –6
National Liberal Party 20,670 4.5 4 New
Russian parties 18,829 4.1 4 +3
Settlers' Party 17,266 3.8 4 New
German-Baltic Party 15,950 3.5 3 –1
Landlords' Party 9,967 2.2 2 New
Tenants' Union 6,130 1.3 1 New
Demobilised Soldiers' Union 5,670 1.2 1 New
Working People's Union 3,996 0.9 0 New
Swedish People's League 3,600 0.8 0 New
Smallholders of Saaremaa 2,496 0.5 0 New
Economic Group 2,214 0.5 0 –1
Setu-Ingrian Group 1,514 0.3 0 New
Smallholders, Settlers, Rural and Urban Workers 932 0.2 0 New
Setu Smallholders 639 0.1 0 New
Country People's Party (Võru, Valga and Petseri) 481 0.1 0 New
Settlers and State Leaseholders 475 0.1 0 New
Country People's Party (Harju County) 175 0.0 0 New
Party of Nationalists (Viru County) 175 0.0 0 New
Country People's Party (Tallinn) 48 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 17,199
Total 477,284 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 702,542 67.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p582 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)