Polish legislative election, 1961

Polish legislative election, 1961 was the third election to the Sejm (parliament) of People's Republic of Poland (and fourth in the communist Poland). They took place on 15 April.

They followed the liberalized rules prepared for the Polish legislative election, 1957, but compared to the situation five years ago the Polish society was much more apathetic and disappointed with the government. The elections, as all the others under the communist regimes in Poland, were not free and the results of the 1961 elections are considered to be falsified, again a common occurrence of that time.pl icon Wojciech Roszkowski, [http://www.abcnet.com.pl/artykul_zas.php?art_id=130&w=n&token= NATOLIŃCZYCY I PUŁAWIANIE] . Last accessed on 5 April 2007.]

The official results were: frequency, 95%. Communist party's list prepared by Front Jedności Narodowej received 98% votes. 460 members were elected, 255 from PZPR, 117 from ZSL, 39 from SD, 49 'independent' and 5 to 'Catholic independent'.

Further reading

*Jerzy Drygalski, Jacek Kwasniewski, "No-Choice Elections," Soviet Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr., 1990), pp. 295-315, [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0038-5859(199004)42%3A2%3C295%3ANE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-D JSTOR]
*George Sakwa, Martin Crouch, "Sejm Elections in Communist Poland: An Overview and a Reappraisal", British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct., 1978), pp. 403-424, [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0007-1234(197810)8%3A4%3C403%3ASEICPA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-J JSTOR]

References

ee also

*Polish legislative election, 1947 - first elections under communist regime in Poland
*Polish legislative election, 1989 - last elections under communust regime in Poland

External links

*pl icon [http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos%C5%82owie_III_kadencji_1961-1965 List of members of Polish Sejm from 1961 to 1965] on Polish Wikipedia


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