Bolivian general election, 1956

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General elections were held in Bolivia on 17 June 1956.[1] Hernán Siles Zuazo of the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR) was elected President with 84% of the vote,[2] whilst the MNR won 61 of the 68 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and all 18 seats in the Senate.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Presidential candidate Votes % Seats
Chamber Senate
Revolutionary Nationalist Movement Hernán Siles Zuazo 787,792 84.4 61 18
Bolivian Socialist Falange Óscar Únzaga 130,494 14.0 7 0
Communist Party Felipe Iñíguez Medrano 12,273 1.3 0 0
Revolutionary Workers' Party Hugo Gonzales Moscoso 2,329 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 25,532
Total 958,016 100 68 18
Registered voters/turnout 1,126,528 85.0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p133 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p149
  3. ^ Electoral Systems in Bolivia Plurinational Electoral Organ