Polish legislative election, 1922

Polish legislative election, 1922
5 November 1922 (1922-11-05) (Sejm)
12 November 1922 (1922-11-12) (Senat)

All 444 seats to the Sejm
  Majority party Minority party Third party
Leader Stanisław Głąbiński Yitzhak Gruenbaum Wincenty Witos
Party ZL-N BMN Polish People's Party "Piast" (1913–31)
Leader since November 1920 1922 December 1, 1918
Leader's seat 50 – Lwów 1 - Warszawa 84 - Tarnów
Last election 140 did not exist 46
Seats won 98
(163 as Chjena coalition)
66 70
Seat change Decrease 42 Increase 66 Increase 24
Popular vote 1,534,011 (ca.) 1,398,250 1,153,397
Percentage 17.4%
(29,1 as Chjena coalition)
16.0% 13,2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Stanisław Thugutt Ignacy Daszyński Józef Chaciński
Party PSL "Wyzwolenie" PPS PSChD
Leader since 1921 1921 November 1920
Leader's seat 15 - Konin 42 - Kraków county no.8 - State list
Last election 59 35 Did not exist
Seats won 49 41 43
(163 as Chjena coalition)
Seat change Decrease 10 Increase 6 Increase 43
Popular vote 963,385 906,537 700,000 (ca.)
Percentage 11,0% 10,3% 8,0% (ca.)
(29,1 as Chjena coalition)

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
Leader Jan Stanisław Jankowski Edward Dubanowicz Tadeusz Szułdrzyński
Leader since 1920 July 1921 1920
Leader's seat none no.8 - State list Senate - Poznań
Last election did not exist did not exist did not exist
Seats won 18 11
(163 as Chjena coalition)
(163 as Chjena coalition)
Seat change Increase 18 Increase 11 Increase 11
Popular vote 473,676 < 250.000 < 250.000
Percentage 5,4% 2,0%
(29,1 as Chjena coalition)
(29,1 as Chjena coalition)
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Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 5 November 1922, with Senate elections held a week later on 12 November.[1] The elections were governed by the March Constitution of Poland, and saw the Christian Union of National Unity coalition emerge as the largest bloc in the Sejm with 163 of the 444 seats.

The resulting coalitions were unstable, and the situation - difficult from the start, with assassination of Polish president Gabriel Narutowicz in December shortly after the elections - culminated in 1926 with the May Coup.



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Union of National Unity2,551,58229.1163+23
Bloc of National Minorities1,398,25016.066+64
Polish People's Party "Piast"1,153,39713.270+24
Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie"963,38511.049–10
Polish Socialist Party906,53710.341+6
National Workers' Party473,6765.418–14
Jewish Group405,9614.618+7
Polish Centre259,9563.06
Ukrainian Group136,0441.65
Communist Party121,4481.42
Radical Peasant Party115,5151.34New
Polish People's Party "Left"59,1040.72–10
People's Council46,3170.50
Unia Narodowo-Państwowa38,1600.40
Centrum Mieszczańskie29,6530.30
Invalids and Demobilised Soldiers11,8710.10
Invalid/blank votes58,977
Registered voters/turnout12,989,71867.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


Party Votes % Seats
Christian Union of National Unity2,173,75639.148
Bloc of National Minorities977,07517.623
Polish People's Party "Piast"729,62213.117
Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie"529,6759.58
Polish Socialist Party468,1478.47
National Workers' Party291,7795.23
Jewish Group179,6263.24
Radical Peasant Party56,3391.00
Państwowe Zjednoczenie na Kresach55,9531.01
Polish Centre55,8051.00
Communist Party51,0940.90
Polish People's Party "Left"25,3620.50
Związek Rad Ludowych10,0960.20
Centrum Mieszczańskie3,1110.10
Unia Narodowo-Państwowa2,3380.00
Invalid/blank votes36,838
Registered voters/turnout9,085,69061.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7

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