May 1939 „Electoral Campaign”: Mechanisms, Procedures and Electoral Behaviour Cover Image

„Campania electorală” din mai 1939: mecanisme, proceduri și comportament electoral
May 1939 „Electoral Campaign”: Mechanisms, Procedures and Electoral Behaviour

Author(s): Florin GRECU
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundaţia »Societatea Civilă« (FSC)
Keywords: Elections; Election campaign; Political behavior; National Renaissance Front; Electoral mechanisms

Summary/Abstract: The elections from 1st – 2nd of June 1939, during the authoritarian monarchy, 1938-1940, emphasised habits, methods and electoral mechanisms specific to any authoritarian regimes. The Maire was the one organising the elections, mainly because he was also making the electoral lists and in charge with the train transportation of the citizens to the voting precinct; trough the telephone network, the results of the elections were communicated to the Interior Ministry, who was to be informed at any moment about the data given by the Maire and also the voting and occasional incidents occurring during the elections. The need of control above the citizen’s vote represented the main mission of the local authorities during the day of the voting, precisely by the repression organs, The Police and the Constabulary.

  • Issue Year: XX/2012
  • Issue No: 169
  • Page Range: 134-144
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian