1926 Estonian parliamentary election

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.

1926 Estonian parliamentary election

← 1923 17 May 1926 1929 →

100 seats in the Riigikogu
51 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader August Rei Jaan Teemant
Party ESTP 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

ResultsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p582 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7

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