1936 Lithuanian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Lithuania on 10 June 1936,[1] after a new law on holding elections was issued by presidential decree.[2]

Candidates had to be nominated by district or town councils.[1] The number of candidates nominated was equal to the number of seats available, and the number of seats was reduced from 85 to 49.[3][4] All political parties were banned except the Lithuanian Nationalist Union and its allies.[2] The Nationalist Union won 42 seats, whilst the remaining seven were taken by Young Lithuania, a youth branch of the Nationalist Union.[5] The fourth Seimas first met on 1 September 1936, and drew up a new constitution, which was promulgated on 11 February 1938.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Fourth Seimas 1936 - 1940 Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  2. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1188 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1218
  4. ^ IV Seimas (1936-1940) Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (in Lithuanian)
  5. ^ Kamuntavičius, Rūstis; Vaida Kamuntavičienė; Remigijus Civinskas; Kastytis Antanaitis (2001). Lietuvos istorija 11–12 klasėms (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Vaga. pp. 385–386. ISBN 5-415-01502-7.