1969 Romanian legislative election

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]

1969 Romanian legislative election

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All 465 seats in the Great National Assembly
  Majority party
  Nicolae Ceaușescu.jpg
Leader Nicolae Ceaușescu
Party PCR
Alliance FUS
Seats won 465
Seat change Steady 0
Popular vote 13,543,499
Percentage 99.77%

Prime Minister before election

Ion Gheorghe Maurer
PCR

Elected Prime Minister

Ion Gheorghe Maurer
PCR

Electoral systemEdit

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]

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Front of Socialist Unity13,543,49999.77465
Against30,7480.23
Total13,574,247100.00465
Valid votes13,574,24799.98
Invalid/blank votes2,8960.02
Total votes13,577,143100.00
Registered voters/turnout13,582,24999.96
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (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