Estonian parliamentary election, 1926

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Estonian parliamentary election, 1926
Estonia
1923 ←
17 May 1926 → 1929

100 seats in the Riigikogu
51 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Jaan Teemant.jpg
Leader August Rei Jaan Teemant
Party Estonian Socialist Workers' Party Farmers' Assemblies
Last election 20 (15+5) seats 23 seats
Seats won 24 23
Seat change +4
Popular vote 119,914 111,960
Percentage 22.9% 21.4%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Rudolf Penno Otto August Strandman
Party Settlers' Party Labour Party
Last election 4 seats 12 seats
Seats won 14 13
Seat change +10 +1
Popular vote 70,702 64,648
Percentage 13.5% 12.3%

State Elder before election

Jaan Teemant
Farmers' Assemblies

Elected State Elder

Jaan Teemant
Farmers' Assemblies

Parliamentary elections were held in Estonia between 15 and 17 May 1926. Before the elections the electoral law was changed to create more stability by introducing a system of bonds and raising the electoral threshold to require a party to win a minimum of two seats.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Estonian Socialist Workers' Party 119,914 22.9 24 +4
Farmers' Assemblies 111,960 21.4 23 0
Settlers' Party 70,702 13.5 14 +10
Estonian Labour Party 64,648 12.3 13 +1
Estonian People's Party 38,824 7.4 8 0
Estonian Workers' Party 30,339 5.8 6 –4
Christian People's Party 28,133 5.4 5 –3
Russian parties 17,474 3.3 3 –1
German-Baltic Party 13,278 2.5 2 –1
Landlords' Party 12,355 2.4 2 0
Tenants' Union 6,692 1.3 0 –1
National Liberal Party 4,854 0.9 0 –4
Working People's Union 3,704 0.7 0 0
Country People's Union 603 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 3,421
Total 526,901 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 715,783 73.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p582 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • III Riigikogu valimised : 15.-17. mail 1926 / Riigi Statistika Keskbüroo = Élections au parlement : de 15.-17. mai 1926 / Bureau Central de Statistique de l'Estonie - Tallinn : Riigi Statistika Keskbüroo, 1927 (Tallinn : Riigi trükikoda)