Romanian legislative election, 1961

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Parliamentary elections were held in Romania on 5 March 1961.[1] Voters were presented with a single list from the People's Democratic Front,[2] which was dominated by the Romanian Workers Party.[3] The Front won all 465 seats in the Great National Assembly.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

Candidates were elected in single member constituencies, and had to receive over 50% of the vote.[5] If no candidate passed this threshold, or if voter turnout in the constituency was less than 50%, re-runs were held until the requirements were met.[5] Candidates could be nominated by the People's Democratic Front or mass organisations, although the latter were monitored by the Front.[5] Voters had the option of voting against the Front candidates.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
People's Democratic Front 12,388,787 99.8 465
Against 23,461 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 5,552
Total 12,417,800 100 465
Registered voters/turnout 12,444,977 99.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1591 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1604
  3. ^ Sergiu Verona. "Government and Politics".  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1612
  5. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p1583