Polish legislative election, 1972

Polish legislative election, 1972
1969 ←
19 March 1972
→ 1976

All 460 seats in the Sejm
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Edward Gierek Stanisław Gucwa
Party PZPR
Leader since 20 December 1970 1971
Last election 255 seats, 55% 117 seats, 25.4%
Seats won 255 117
Seat change 0 0
Percentage 55.4% 25.4%
Swing 0 0

  Third party Fourth party
Leader Independent (politician) Zygmunt Moskwa
Party Independent Democratic Party
Leader since 1969
Last election 49 39
Seats won 49 39
Seat change 0 0
Percentage 10.7% 8.5%
Swing 0 0

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 19 March 1972.[1] The results, like with the other elections in communist Poland, were controlled by the communist government. The results of the 1965 election would be duplicated, exactly, by the 1969 and 1972 elections. The results of the next, 1976 election, would be only marginally different.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Front of National Unity Polish United Workers' Party 21,746,242 99.5 255 0
United People's Party 117 0
Democratic Party 39 0
Independents 49 0
Blank ballots 103,155 0.5
Invalid votes 5,084
Total 21,854,481 100 460 0
Registered voters/turnout 22,313,851 97.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

As the other parties and "independents" were in fact subordinate to PZPR, its control of the Sejm was, in fact, total.[2][3]


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