1928 Romanian general election

General elections were held in Romania in December 1928.[1] The Chamber of Deputies was elected on 12 December, whilst the Senate was elected in three stages on 15, 17 and 19 December.[1] The result was a victory for the governing National Peasants' Party-led alliance, which won 348 of the 387 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 105 of the 110 seats in the Senate elected through universal male vote.[2] Of the 348 Chamber seats won by the alliance, the National Peasants' Party won 326, the Social Democratic Party won 9, the German Party won 8, the Hungarian People's Party won 2 and three were won by Jewish candidates.[2] It is generally regarded as the freest election ever held in Romania until the 1990s.[3]

1928 Romanian general election

 1927 12–19 December 1928 1931 

All 387 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
All 110 seats in the Senate
Turnout77.4% (0.4%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Iuliu Maniu Vintilă Brătianu György Bethlen
Party PNȚ-led Alliance PNL PM
Leader since 10 October 1926
(party foundation)
24 November 1927 1 April 1926
Last election 17 S
54 D, 22.5%
92 S
318 D, 62.7%
1 S
15 D, 6.4%†
Seats won 105 S / 348 D 0 S / 13 D 3 S / 16 D
Seat change 88 S / 294 D 92 S / 305 D 2 S / 1 D
Popular vote 2,208,922 D 185,939 D 172,099 D
Percentage 79.2% 6.7% 6.2%
Swing 56.7% 56.0% 0.2%†

† Participated in the previous election as the BMG,
in coalition with the PG.

Prime Minister before election

Iuliu Maniu
PNȚ

Elected Prime Minister

Iuliu Maniu
PNȚ