THE ELECTORATE OF TRANSYLVANIA DURING 
THE FIRST YEARS AFTER THE GREAT UNION Cover Image

ELECTORATUL DIN TRANSILVANIA ÎN PRIMII ANI DUPĂ MAREA UNIRE
THE ELECTORATE OF TRANSYLVANIA DURING THE FIRST YEARS AFTER THE GREAT UNION

Author(s): Sorin Radu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia

Summary/Abstract: In this article the author deals with a difficult problem less studied by Romanian and foreign historians, namely the electorate of Transylvania the first years after the Great Union. The article begins with the analysis of the impact of the political reforms on the electors’ behaviour. It continues with a comparative analysis of the electoral legislation elaborated by the Directing Council in Transylvania and Old Kingdom. The author’s opinion is that what differs the electorate in Transylvania from the one in Old Kingdom is the existence of a strong nucleus of votes belonging to the ethnical minorities (Hungarians, Saxons and Swabians) that created a distinct image on the Romanian political scene. After giving up the so-called “politics of passivity” towards the Romanian state, the political parties of the ethnical minorities usually concluded on electoral alliance with the govern. This politics drove to the transformation of the electors belonging to the ethnical minorities into a so-called “government dowry”.

  • Issue Year: 37/2000
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 229-245
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian