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Polish parliamentary election, 1993

 

Polish parliamentary election, 1993

Polish parliamentary election, 1993

19 September 1993 (1993-09-19)

All 460 seats in the Sejm
231 seats were needed for a majority in the Sejm
All 100 seats in the Senate
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Aleksander Kwaśniewski Waldemar Pawlak Tadeusz Mazowiecki
Party SLD PSL UD
Leader since 30 January 1990 29 June 1991 May 1991
Leader's seat Warsaw Płock Poznań
Last election 60 seats, 12% 48 seats, 8.7% 62 seats, 12.3%
Seats won 171 seats 132 74
Seat change Increase 111 Increase 84 Increase 12
Popular vote 2,815,169 2,124,367 1,460,957
Percentage 20.4% 15.4% 10.6%
Swing Increase 8.4% Increase 6.7% Decrease 1.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Ryszard Bugaj Leszek Moczulski Andrzej Gąsienica-Makowski
Party UP KPN BBWR
Leader since 1992 1 September 1979 1993
Leader's seat Warsaw Kraków Nowy Sącz
Last election Did not exist 46 seats, 7.5% Did not exist
Seats won 41 22 16
Seat change Increase 41 Decrease 24 Increase 16
Popular vote 1,005,004 795,487 746,653
Percentage 7.3% 5.8% 5.4%
Swing Increase 7.3% Decrease 1.7% Increase 5.4%

Voivodeships with winning majority

– Democratic Union – Democratic Left Alliance
– Polish People's Party – German Minority


Prime Minister before election

Hanna Suchocka
UD

New Prime Minister

Waldemar Pawlak
PSL

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 19 September 1993.[1] In Sejm elections, 52.13% of citizens cast their votes, and 95.7% of those were counted as valid. In Senate elections, 52.1% of citizens cast their votes, and 97.07% were valid. The elections were won by the left-wing parties of the Democratic Left Alliance and the Polish People's Party, who formed a coalition together.

Results

Party Sejm Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Left Alliance 2,815,169 20.4 171 +111 4,993,061 35.7 37 +33
Polish People's Party 2,124,367 15.4 132 +84 3,238,999 23.2 36 +29
Democratic Union 1,460,957 10.6 74 +12 2,913,773 20.8 4 –17
Labour Union 1,005,004 7.3 41 +37 1,121,744 8.0 0
Catholic Electoral Committee "Homeland" 878,445 6.4 0 New
Confederation of Independent Poland 795,487 5.8 22 –24 1,646,654 11.8 0 –4
Nonpartisan Bloc for Support of Reforms 746,653 5.4 16 New 2,193,970 15.7 2 New
Solidarity 676,334 4.9 0 –27 2,683,085 19.2 10 –1
Centre Agreement 609,973 4.4 0 –44
Liberal Democratic Congress 550,578 4.0 0 –37 1,088,769 7.8 1 –5
Real Politics Union 438,559 3.2 0 –3 434,657 3.1 0 0
Self-Defence of the Republic of Poland 383,967 2.8 0 New 650,727 4.7 0 New
Party X 377,480 2.7 0 –3
Coalition for the Republic 371,923 2.7 0 New
Peasants' Agreement 327,085 2.4 0 –28 46,492 0.3 0 –5
German Minority 96,678 0.7 4 –3
Polish Beer-Lovers' Party 14,382 0.1 0 –16
Zjednoczenie Polskie 607,624 4.3 0 New
Christian National Union 486,387 3.5 0 New
Local lists and independents 123,186 0.9 0 0 5,158,010 36.9 10 –11
Invalid/blank votes 619,359 422,832
Total 14,415,586 100 460 0 14,408,367 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 27,677,302 52.1 27,655,495 52.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • Obwieszczenie Państwowej Komisji Wyborczej z dn. 23 IX 1993 r., Monitor Polski. Nr 50, poz. 470, sprostowanie – M.P. z 1994 r., Nr 2, poz. 8
  • Obwieszczenie PKW z dn. 23 IX 1993 r., M.P. Nr 50, poz. 471; sprostowanie – M.P. z 1994 r., Nr 2, poz. 8
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