LEGE ṢI FĂRĂDELEGE ÎN ALEGERILE PARLAMENTARE DIN 19 NOIEMBRIE 1946 DIN JUDEŢUL DȂMBOVIŢA
Keywords:campanie electorala, lege, opozitie, ilegalitati, putere
The parliamentary elections of November 19th, 1946 in Dâmboviţa County, as well as those in other counties, took place in a tense atmosphere, generated by the actions of the Romanina Communist Party (P.C.R.) and of his allies, gathered in the Bloc of Democratic Parties (B.P.D.) in order to achieve victory at all costs. B.P.D. acted not only to popularize its candidates and its electoral program, but also to discredit the opposition, consisting mainly of the National Peasant Party (P.N.Ţ.) and the National Liberal Party (P.N.L.). As a result, the electoral campaign of B.P.D. went beyond the law; many illegalities were perpetrated, such as: the "reactionaries'" surveillance and arrest, the sabotage of the meetings, exaggerated criticism of the leaders of the P.N.Ţ. and P.N.L., the rigging of the electoral lists, the postponing of the issuance of voters' cards in some localities, searches, arrests, interventions of the "shock teams", violence, etc. The opposition sought to counter the actions of B.P.D., by using various ways such as: person-to-person propaganda, the spread of the central press and informative materials, trips to the county, memoranda and appeals addressed to the authorities, the formation of self-defense teams, etc. The final result of the election was modified by the B.P.D. which, according to the official data, "obtained" 82% of the vote, although in reality, according to the documents published by the historian Petre Ţurlea, the results showed 40% for B.P.D. and 60% for the opposition.