Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes parliamentary election, 1927

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes on 11 September 1927.[1] The People's Radical Party remained the largest faction in Parliament, winning 112 of the 315 seats.[1] As it turned out, they were the last relatively free elections ever held in the 1918-1992 incarnation of Yugoslavia.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Radical Party 742,111 31.9 112 +1
Democratic Party 381,784 16.4 59 +23
Croatian Peasant Party 367,570 15.8 61 –6
Independent Democratic Party 199,040 8.6 22 +14
Agrarian Party 136,076 5.9 9 +5
Slovene People's Party 106,247 4.1 20 0
Democratic PartyYugoslav Muslim Organization 73,703 3.2 11 New
Yugoslav Muslim Organization 58,623 2.5 9 –6
German Party 49,849 2.2 6 +1
Croatian Bloc 45,218 2.0 2 New
Republican Union of Workers and Peasants[2] 43,114 1.9 0 0
Croatian Popular Party 31,746 1.3 1 +1
Socialist Party of Yugoslavia 24,035 1.1 1 +1
Independent Agrarian Party 9,900 0.5 1 0
Republican Party 6,122 0.3 0 0
Montenegrin Federalist Party 5,153 0.2 1 –2
Romanian Party 4,654 0.2 0 New
Serbian Party 2,142 0.1 0 0
Bunjevac-Šokac Party 1,618 0.1 0 0
Croatian Community 1,103 0.1 0 New
Others 34,862 1.6 0
Total 2,324,676 100 315 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,375,593 69.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

Elected representatives[edit]

Ethnic breakdown[edit]

The members of parliament had the following ethnic makeup:

Ethnic breakdown of parliament[6]
Party Serbs Croats Slovenes Bunjevci Undeclared Germans Hungarians Albanians Turks Total
People's Radical Party 102 2 - 2 - - 2 3 1 112
Croatian Peasant Party 2 59 2 - - - - - - 63
Democratic Party 56 2 - - - - 1 1 1 61
Independent Democratic Party 13 5 4 - - - - - - 22
Yugoslav People's Party - 1 20 - - - - - - 21
Agrarian Union 9 - - - - - - - - 9
Yugoslav Muslim Organization 1 11 - - 6 - - - - 18
German Party - - - - - 6 - - - 6
Small groups - 2 1 - - - - - - 3
Total 183 82 27 2 6 6 3 4 2 313

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen, Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Klaus Landfried (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente und andere Staatsorgane, Walter de Gruyter, p. 784
  2. ^ “Hronologija radničkog pokreta i SKJ 1919-1979”, “Narodna knjiga” и “Institut za savremenu istoriju”, Beograd, 1980, T. 1, p. 162.
  3. ^ Croatian Populist Party
  4. ^ Leček, Suzana; Brodski odvjetnik Filip Markotić – ‘desni’ haesesovac?.
  5. ^ a b Ante Pavelić
  6. ^ John R. Lampe, Yugoslavia as History: Twice There was a Country. Cambridge University Press, 2000. (p. 159)

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