Soviet Union legislative election, 1946

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Soviet Union legislative election, 1946
Soviet Union
1937 ←
10 February 1946
→ 1950

All of seats to the Soviet Supreme Soviet
  First party


  Stalin 1945.jpg


Leader Joseph Stalin
Party CPSU
Leader since 21 January 1924
Seats won 576 (Soviet of the Union)
509 (Soviet of Nationalities)

Elected General Secretary

Joseph Stalin
CPSU

Elections to the Supreme Soviet were held in the Soviet Union on 10 February 1946.[1] According to Soviet law, 325,000 out of an eligible adult population of 101,718,000 were disenfranchised for various reasons. This election was the first in which a 1945 decree allowed members of the Red Army stationed outside the Soviet Union to vote for both chambers of the Supreme Soviet in special 100,000-member districts, a practice which would continue for decades with the Red Army presence in the Eastern bloc.

Results[edit]

Party Soviet of the Union Soviet of Nationalities
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Communist Party of the Soviet Union 100,621,225 99.2 576 100,603,567 99.2 509
Independents 106 148
Against 819,699 0.8 818,955 0.8
Invalid/blank votes 10,012 28,414
Total 101,450,936 100 682 101,450,936 100 657
Registered voters/turnout 101,717,686 99.7 101,717,686 99.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1642 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • The Distinctiveness of Soviet Law. Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge, ed. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Dordrecht (1987): 110-112.