1932 Romanian general election

General elections were held in Romania in July 1932.[1] The Chamber of Deputies was elected on 17 July, whilst the Senate was elected in three stages on 20, 24 and 26 July.[1] The result was a victory for the governing National Peasants' Party-German Party alliance, which won 274 of the 387 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 104 of the 113 seats in the Senate elected through universal male vote.[2] Of the 274 Chamber seats, 265 were taken by the National Peasant's Party and nine by the German Party.[2]

1932 Romanian general election

 1931 17–26 July 1932 1933 

All 387 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
All 113 seats in the Senate
  Majority party Minority party Third party
Leader Iuliu Maniu Ion Duca Gheorghe Brătianu
Party PNȚ+PG PNL PNL–Brătianu
Leader since 1926 1930 1930
Seats won 104 S / 274 C 1 S / 28 C 0 S / 14 D
Seat change 103 S / 244 C S / 52 C 0 S / 2 D
Popular vote 1,203,700 D 407,023 D 195,048 D
Percentage 41.5% 14% 6.7%

Prime Minister before election

Alexandru Vaida-Voevod

Elected Prime Minister

Alexandru Vaida-Voevod


Party Chamber Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Votes % Seats +/–
National Peasants' PartyGerman Party1,203,70041.5274+244104+103
National Liberal Party407,02314.0281
National Liberal Party-Brătianu195,0486.714+200
Peasants' Party–Lupu170,8605.912+51+1
National-Christian Defense League159,0715.511+32+2
Magyar Party141,8944.914+43–1
National Agrarian Party108,8573.88New0New
Social Democratic Party101,0683.57+100
Codreanu Group70,6742.45New0New
National Union[a]68,1162.350
Jewish Party67,5822.35+100
People's Party64,5252.24–600
Traders Council45,8511.60New0New
Democratic Peasants' Party–Stere41,4541.40–500
Conservative Party18,6430.60New0New
Agrarian League14,8310.50New0New
Peasant Workers' Bloc9,4410.30–500
Civic Union1,5030.10New0New
Other parties9,1780.300
Democratic Peasant Party2New
Invalid/blank votes87,810
Registered voters/turnout4,220,73170.8
Source: Sternberger et al.,[3] Nohlen & Stöver

a Of the five seats won by the National Union (an alliance of the National Party–Iorga, the Democratic Nationalist Party and the Agrarian Union Party), the National Party–Iorga took three and the Agrarian Union Party two.[4]


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1591 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1610-1611
  3. Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band I: Europa, Zweiter Halbband, pp1062–1064
  4. Nohlen & Stöver, p1610