Romanian legislative election, 1969

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Parliamentary elections were held in Romania on 2 March 1969.[1] The Front of Socialist Unity, which had been formed a year earlier to replace the People's Democratic Front, was the only organization that contested the election;[2] no prospective candidate could run for office without the Front's approval.[3] Like the People's Democratic Front, the Front of Socialist Unity was dominated by the Romanian Communist Party.[2][3] The Front won all 465 seats in the Great National Assembly.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

These were the first elections held under the 1965 constitution. 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] Voters had the option of voting against the Front candidates.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Front of Socialist Unity 13,543,499 99.8 465
Against 30,748 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 2,896
Total 13,577,143 100 465
Registered voters/turnout 13,582,249 100
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 c Nohlen & Stöver, p1604
  3. ^ a b Electoral system. Romania: A country study. Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 1989.
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1612
  5. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1583