1938 Estonian parliamentary election

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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]

PartyVotes%Seats
National Front for the Implementation of the Constitution256,21357.4364
Independents189,92942.5716
Total446,142100.0080
Registered voters/turnout640,000
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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