1946 Soviet Union legislative election

Elections to the Supreme Soviet were held in the Soviet Union on 10 February 1946.[1] According to Soviet law, 325,000 out of an eligible adult population of 101,718,000 were disenfranchised for various reasons. This election was the first in which a 1945 decree allowed members of the Red Army stationed outside the Soviet Union to vote for both chambers of the Supreme Soviet in special 100,000-member districts, a practice which would continue for decades with the Red Army presence in the Eastern bloc.

1946 Soviet Union legislative election
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All 1,339 seats in the Supreme Soviet
  First party Second party
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Leader Joseph Stalin
Party VKP(b) Independents
Alliance BKB BKB
Leader since 21 January 1924
Last election 870 seats 273 seats
Seats before 870 273
Seats won 1085 254
Seat change Increase 215 Decrease 19

Chairman of the Council of Ministers before election

Joseph Stalin
VKP(b)

Elected Chairman of the Council of Ministers

Joseph Stalin
VKP(b)

ResultsEdit

Party Soviet of the Union Soviet of Nationalities
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) 100,621,225 99.2 576 100,603,567 99.2 509
Independents 106 148
Against 819,699 0.8 818,955 0.8
Invalid/blank votes 10,012 28,414
Total 101,450,936 100 682 101,450,936 100 657
Registered voters/turnout 101,717,686 99.7 101,717,686 99.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1642 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • The Distinctiveness of Soviet Law. Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge, ed. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Dordrecht (1987): 110-112.