Italian general election, 1929

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Italian general election, 1929
Kingdom of Italy
1924 ←
24 March 1929 → 1934

All 535 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party


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Leader Benito Mussolini
Party Fascist Party
Seats won 535
(Sole legal party)
Seat change Increase179
Popular vote 8,517,838
Percentage 98.43%
Swing Increase37%

Italian Parliament Fascism.svg

Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Benito Mussolini
Fascist Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Benito Mussolini
Fascist Party

General elections were held in Italy on 24 March 1929. Following a parliamentary reform enacted in 1928 by the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, the elections were held in the form of a referendum, with the Grand Council of the National Fascist Party, now an official state organ, allowed to compose a single party list to be either approved or rejected by the voters. The list put forward was ultimately approved by 98.43% of voters.[1]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes % Seats
National Fascist Party 8,517,838 98.43 535
Against 135,773 1.57
Invalid/blank votes 8,209
Total 8,661,820 100 535
Registered voters/turnout 9,638,859 89.86
Source: Direct Democracy
Popular vote
Fascist Party
  
98.43%
Against
  
1.57%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Italy, 24 May 1929: Fascist single list Direct Democracy (German)