Polish legislative election, 1935

Polish legislative election, 1935
15 September 1935 (1935-09-15)

All 208 seats in the Sejm
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Walery Sławek Independent
Party BBWR Independent
Leader since November 1927
Leader's seat
Last election 249
Seats won 181 25
Seat change 68 Decrease 0
Popular vote 6,118,695
Percentage 86.6% 10.7%
Swing 0 0
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Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 8 September 1935, with Senate elections held a week later on 15 September.[1] They were held under the April Constitution, drawn up earlier in 1935 by the Sanation movement, which structured the election rules in its favor. In protest, the election was boycotted by opposition factions, and voter turnout was only 45.9%, the lowest in the history of the Second Republic.[2]

The Nonpartisan Bloc for Cooperation with the Government, the political arm of the Sanation movement, won 181 of the 206 seats in the Sejm and all 96 seats in the Senate.



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nonpartisan Bloc for Cooperation with the Government6,118,69586.6181–68
Bloc of National Minorities946,30513.425–8
Invalid/blank votes439,000
Registered voters/turnout16,332,00045.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Of the 25 seats won by the Bloc of National Minorities, 19 were taken by the Ukrainian Group, three by the Jewish Group and three by German Minority.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nonpartisan Bloc for Cooperation with the Government 96+19
Invalid/blank votes
Total167,000 96–15
Registered voters/turnout267,00062.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1492
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p1510
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