Czechoslovak parliamentary election, 1935

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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 Agrarian and Smallholding Peoples 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 Socialist 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 Democratic Party 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 Agrarian and Smallholding Peoples 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 Socialist 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 Democratic Party 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. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p471 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p472