Romanian legislative election, 1985

Parliamentary elections were held in Romania on 17 March 1985.[1] The Front of Socialist Unity, dominated by the Romanian Communist Party and including other mass organisations, was the only organisation that contested the election.[2] No prospective candidate could run for office without the Front's approval.[3] The Front won all 369 seats in the Great National Assembly.[4] These would be the last single-party elections held in Romania; the Communists would be overthrown four years later.[2]

Electoral system

Candidates were elected in single member constituencies, and had to receive over 50% of the vote.[5] If no candidate passed this threshold, or if voter turnout in the constituency was less than 50%, re-runs were held until the requirements were met.[5] Voters had the option of voting against the Front candidates.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
Front of Socialist Unity and Democracy15,375,52297.7369
Invalid/blank votes0
Registered voters/turnout15,733,060100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1591 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. 1 2 3 Nohlen & Stöver, p1604
  3. Electoral system. Romania: A country study. Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 1989.
  4. Nohlen & Stöver, p1612
  5. 1 2 Nohlen & Stöver, p1583
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