1948 Romanian legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Romania on 28 March 1948.[1] They were the first elections held by the Romanian People's Republic, proclaimed by the Communist-dominated legislature after King Michael abdicated in December 1947.[2][3]

1948 Romanian legislative election

 1946 28 March 1948 1952 

All 414 seats in the Great National Assembly
208 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Petru Groza Petre Bejan
Party FP PNL–Bejan PȚD
Alliance FDP
Seats won 405 7 2
Seat change 133 68 0
Popular vote 6,959,936 212,438 50,532
Percentage 93.2% 2.8% 0.7%
Swing 23.4pp N/A[lower-alpha 1] 1.7pp

Prime Minister before election

Petru Groza
Ploughmen's Front

Elected Prime Minister

Petru Groza
Ploughmen's Front

First page of Monitorul Oficial, official government gazette, having a Democratic People's Front ad

With all meaningful opposition having been eliminated, the People's Democratic Front, dominated by the Communist Romanian Workers Party (PMR) received 93.2% of the vote[4] and won 405 of the 414 seats in the Great National Assembly.[5] Within the Front, the PMR and its allies won a total of 201 seats, seven short of a majority in its own right.[6] Rump Liberal and Peasant parties appeared on the ballot, between them receiving 3.5 percent of the vote and winning nine seats.