1935 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

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Czechoslovak parliamentary election, 1935

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All 300 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
All 150 seats to the Senate
151 seats needed for a majority
Turnout91.9%
  First party Second party Third party
  Bundesarchiv Bild 121-0008, Sudetenland, Besuch Wilhelm Frick (cropped Konrad Henlein).jpg R. Beran.JPG Antonin Hampl.jpg
Leader Konrad Henlein Rudolf Beran Antonín Hampl
Party SdP RSZML ČSSD
Seats after 44 45 38
Seat change Increase 44 Decrease 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,249,534 1,176,628 1,032,773
Percentage 15.2% 14.3% 12.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R90009, Budapest, II. Weltfestspiele, Festumzug, tschechische Delegation (cropped KG).jpg Václav Klofáč - barva.jpg Jan Šrámek.jpg
Leader Klement Gottwald Václav Klofáč Jan Šrámek
Party KSČ ČSNS ČSL
Seats after 30 28 22
Seat change Steady 0 Decrease 4 Decrease 3
Popular vote 849,495 755,872 615,804
Percentage 10.3% 9.2% 7.5%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Andrej Hlinka 1937.jpg Karel Kramář.jpg Josef Václav Najman.JPG
Leader Andrej Hlinka Karel Kramář Josef Václav Najman
Party HSĽS NSj ČŽOS
Alliance Autonomous Bloc[a]
Seats after 22 17 17
Seat change Increase 22 Increase 17 Increase 5
Popular vote 564,273 458,351 448,049
Percentage 6.9% 5.6% 5.4%

Prime Minister before election

Jan Malypetr
RSZML

Elected Prime Minister

Milan Hodža
RSZML

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Parliamentary elections were held in Czechoslovakia on 19 May 1935.[1] The result was a victory for the newly established Sudeten German Party, which won 44 seats in the Chamber and 23 in the Senate. Funded by the German Nazi Party, it won over two-thirds of the vote amongst Sudeten Germans. Voter turnout was 91.9% in the Chamber election and 81.2% for the Senate.[2]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
  Sudeten German Party 1,249,534 15.2 44 New
  Republican Party of Farmers and Peasants 1,176,628 14.3 45 –1
  Czechoslovak Social Democratic Workers' Party 1,032,773 12.5 38 –1
  Communist Party of Czechoslovakia 849,495 10.3 30 0
  Czechoslovak National Social Party 755,872 9.2 28 –4
  Czechoslovak People's Party 615,804 7.5 22 –3
  Autonomous Bloc[a] 564,273 6.9 22 New
  National UnificationRNAPRNP 458,351 5.6 17 New
  Czechoslovak Traders' Party 448,049 5.4 17 +5
  German Social Democratic Workers' Party 299,945 3.6 11 –10
  OKSZPMNPZDP 291,837 3.5 9 0
  National Fascist Community 167,433 2.0 6 New
  German Christian Social People's Party 162,781 2.0 6 –8
  Farmers' League 142,399 1.7 5 New
Other parties 16,206 0.2 0
Total 8,231,380 100 300 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Autonomous Bloc was composed of Hlinka's Slovak People's Party, the Slovak National Party, the Autonomous Agrarian Union, the Polish People's Party and the Polish Socialist Workers Party.

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
  Sudeten German Party 1,092,255 15.0 23 New
  Republican Party of Farmers and Peasants 1,042,924 14.3 23 –1
  Czechoslovak Social Democratic Workers' Party 910,252 12.5 20 0
  Communist Party of Czechoslovakia 740,696 10.2 16 +1
  Czechoslovak National Social Party 672,126 9.2 14 –2
  Czechoslovak People's Party 557,684 7.7 11 –2
  Autonomous Bloc[a] 495,166 6.8 11 New
  National UnificationRNAPRNP 410,095 5.6 9 New
  Czechoslovak Traders' Party 393,732 5.4 8 +2
  German Social Democratic Workers' Party 271,097 3.7 6 –5
  OKSZPMNPZDP 259,832 3.6 6 0
  German Christian Social People's Party 155,234 2.1 3 –5
  National Fascist Community 145,125 2.0 0 New
  Farmers' League 129,862 1.8 0 New
Other parties 973 0.0 0
Total 7,277,053 100 150 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p471 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p472