Polish legislative election, 1972

Polish legislative election, 1972
19 March 1972

All 460 seats in the Sejm
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Edward Gierek Stanisław Gucwa
Party PZPR United People's Party
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 SD
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 UnityPolish United Workers' Party21,746,24299.52550
United People's Party1170
Democratic Party390
Blank ballots103,1550.5
Invalid votes5,084
Registered voters/turnout22,313,85197.9
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]


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Norman Davies (May 2005). God's Playground: 1795 to the present. Columbia University Press. p. 459. ISBN 978-0-231-12819-3. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  3. Andrzej Paczkowski; Jane Cave (2003). The spring will be ours: Poland and the Poles from occupation to freedom. Penn State Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-271-02308-3. Retrieved 3 June 2011.

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