1942 Portuguese legislative election
100 seats to the National Assembly
51 seats needed for a majority
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Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 1 November 1942. The country was a one-party state at the time and the National Union was the only party to contest the elections, with no opposition candidates allowed to run.
For the elections the country formed a single 100-member constituency. All men aged 21 or over were eligible to vote as long as they were literate or paid over 100 escudos in taxation, whilst women aged over 21 had to have completed secondary education to do so. However, only 11% of the population were registered to vote.
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