1980 Polish legislative election

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1980 Polish legislative election

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All 460 seats in the Sejm
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Edward Gierek - portrait from 1976.jpg Poseł Stanisław Gucwa IX kadencja.jpg Tadeusz Witold Młyńczak.jpg
Leader Edward Gierek Stanisław Gucwa Tadeusz Witold Młyńczak
Party PZPR ZSL SD
Leader since 20 December 1970 1971 1976
Last election 261 seats 117 seats 37 seats
Seats won 261 113 37
Seat change 0 0 0

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 23 March 1980.[1] The results, like with the other elections in communist Poland, were controlled by the communist government. The results of the 1976 election would be duplicated, exactly, by the 1980 election, and were only marginally different from those of the preceding years. The election of 1985 once again produced only marginally different results.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Front of National Unity Polish United Workers' Party 24,683,056 99.5 261 0
United People's Party 113 0
Democratic Party 37 0
Independents 49 0
Blank ballots 119,556 0.5
Invalid votes 13,692
Total 24,816,304 100 460 0
Registered voters/turnout 25,098,816 98.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

As the other parties and "independents" were in fact subordinate to PZPR, its control of the Sejm was, in fact, total.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Andrzej Paczkowski; Jane Cave (2003). The spring will be ours: Poland and the Poles from occupation to freedom. Penn State Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-271-02308-3. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  3. ^ Norman Davies (May 2005). God's Playground: 1795 to the present. Columbia University Press. p. 459. ISBN 978-0-231-12819-3. Retrieved 3 June 2011.