Estonian parliamentary election, 1938

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Parliamentary elections were held in Estonia on 24 and 25 February 1938.[1] The National Front for the Implementation of the Constitution was the only party to contest the election, and won 64 of the 80 seats. Of the 16 independents elected, six were members of the Democracy Group (composed of two former members of the National Centre Party, two Settlers and two of the Veterans' League), six of the Unity Group of Working People (composed of four leftist Socialists and two rightist Socialists), two were Independent Workers and two were members of the Russian Group.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

Following the promulgation of a new constitution the voting age was raised to 22 years and only those who had been citizens for three years could vote, whilst minimum age for candidates was raised from 20 to 25.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
National Front for the Implementation of the Constitution 256,213 57.4 64
Independents 189,929 42.6 16
Invalid/blank votes
Total 446,142 100 80
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p574 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p587
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p569