Communist Party of the Soviet Union General-Secretarial election, 1987


Communist Party of the Soviet Union General-Secretarial election, 1987
Communist Party of the Soviet Union General-Secretarial election, 1987
Soviet Union
1984 ←
November 7, 1987
→ 1991

  Mikhail Gorbachev 1987.jpg Nikolay Ryzhkov2.jpg Gennady Zyuganov Crooped.png
Nominee Mikhail Gorbachev Nikolay Ryzhkov Gennady Zyuganov
Party CPSU CPSU CPSU
Popular vote 82'530'718 10'256'847 10'243'551
Percentage 80.10% 9.96% 9.94%

General Secretary before election

Mikhail Gorbachev

Elected General Secretary

Mikhail Gorbachev

Soviet Union

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The Communist Party of the Soviet Union General-Secretarial election of 1987 was a contest between the incumbent General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, the incumbent Prime Minister Nikolay Ryzhkov, and the incumbent First Secretary of Oryol Oblast Gennady Zyuganov. Gorbachev was helped by a strong economic recovery from the deep recession. In the national popular vote, Gorbachev received 80.1% to Ryzhkov's 9.96% and Zyuganov's 9.94%.

Gorbachev took office on March 11, 1985, took office that from the election on January 1, 1988 and held power until December 25, 1991.

This is the first election of the presidential that people can votes in the history of the all of Communist Party.


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