1926 Lithuanian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Lithuania between 8 and 10 May 1926.[1] The Lithuanian Popular Peasants' Union remained the largest party, winning 24 of the 85 seats in the third Seimas.[2] They formed a left-wing coalition government with the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, which was overthrown in a military coup in December.[3] The Seimas was subsequently disbanded and Lithuanian Nationalist Union leader Antanas Smetona was appointed President.[3]

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Lithuanian Popular Peasants' Union 225,797 22.2 22 +6
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 173,250 17.0 15 +7
Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party 128,126 12.6 14 0
Farmers' Association 113,819 11.2 11 –3
Labour Federation 79,315 7.8 5 –7
Democratic Jewish Union 47,142 4.6 3 New
Lithuanian Nationalist Union 43,841 4.3 3 New
Central Polish Electoral Committee 31,349 3.1 4 0
Party of Polish Workers, Artisans and Farmers 24,473 2.4 0 New
Memel Territory Party 20,944 2.1 6 New
Farmers' Party 18,741 1.8 2 +2
People's Party of Klaipėda 18,496 1.8 0 New
Jewish Economic Party 16,702 1.6 0 New
German Evangelical Party 9,658 1.0 0 New
Party of Russians and Belarusians 8,022 0.8 0 0
Union of Latvians in Lithuania 2,358 0.2 0 New
Party of Catholics and Abstainers 2,343 0.2 0 New
Company of House and Land Owners 2,235 0.2 0 New
Union of Russian Democrats 1,617 0.2 0 New
Union of Evangelical Lutherans 1,340 0.1 0 New
Party of Public Servants of Klaipėda 1,158 0.1 0 New
Party for an Autonomous Klaipėda 937 0.1 0 New
Party of Samogitian Women 828 0.1 0 New
Poles of Jonava 431 0.0 0 New
German Evangelicals of Marijampole 404 0.0 0 New
Party of Polish Farmers and Workers 256 0.0 0 New
Party of Polish Workers 253 0.0 0 0
Lithuanian National Organisation in Kedainiai 230 0.0 0 New
Party of Evangelical Lithuanians 203 0.0 0 New
Catholic Nationalists 169 0.0 0 New
Polish Party "For Creed and Homeland" 149 0.0 0 New
Polish Catholic Party 116 0.0 0 0
Tenants' Party 94 0.0 0 New
Party of Public Servants 71 0.0 0 New
Workers groups (7) 23,074 2.3 0
Poor peasants and small farmers groups 19,352 1.9 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,178
Total 1,019,471 100 85 +7
Registered voters/turnout 1,179,538 86.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1201 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1218
  3. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1188