Estonian parliamentary election, 1932

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Estonian parliamentary election, 1932
Estonia
1929 ←
23 May 1932 → 1938

100 seats in the Riigikogu
51 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Konstantin Pats 1934.jpg Jaan Tonisson1928.jpg
Leader Konstantin Päts Jaan Tõnisson August Rei
Party Union of Settlers and Smallholders National Centre Party Estonian Socialist Workers' Party
Last election 38 (24+14) seats 26 (10+9+4+3) seats 25 seats
Seats won 42 23 22
Seat change +4 -3 -3
Popular vote 199,035 110,662 104,662
Percentage 39.8% 22.1% 20.9%

State Elder before election

Jaan Tõnisson
Union of Settlers and Smallholders

Elected State Elder

Karl August Einbund
Union of Settlers and Smallholders

Parliamentary elections were held in Estonia between 21 and 23 May 1932.

Background[edit]

Before the elections major shifts occurred in the political landscape. The Farmers' Assemblies (mostly backed by the "old farmers" and those somewhat more conservative and economically right-wing) and Settlers' Party (patriotic left-of-centre agrarian) merged to form the Union of Settlers and Smallholders, whilst the Estonian People's Party, the Christian People's Party, the Labour Party and the Landlords' Party merged to form the National Centre Party.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Union of Settlers and Smallholders 199,035 39.8 42 +4
National Centre Party 110,662 22.1 23 –3
Estonian Socialist Workers' Party 104,835 20.9 22 –3
Left-wing Workers 25,966 5.2 5 –1
Russian parties 25,246 5.0 5 +3
German-Baltic PartySwedish People's League 15,527 1.9 3 0
National Union of Labour 9,597 1.9 0 New
Socialist Workers and Peasants–Russian Party 5,191 1.0 0 New
Farmers' Association 4,453 0.9 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,388
Total 503,900 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 747,528 67.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p583 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • V Riigikogu valimised : 21.-23.maini 1932; Riigi Statistika Keskbüroo = Élections au parlement : de 21.-23. mai 1932; Bureau Central de Statistique de l'Estonie - Tallinn : Riigi Statistika Keskbüroo, 1932