Gambian legislative election, 1962

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General elections were held in the Gambia between 22 and 31 May 1962. The result was a victory for the People's Progressive Party, which won 18 of the 32 elected seats.[1] A further eight members were appointed by the Governor-general and protectorate chiefs.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Progressive Party 56,343 57.70 18 +9
United Party 37,016 37.91 13 +8
Democratic Congress Alliance 4,180 4.28 1 0
Independents 108 0.11 0 –4
Appointees 8 0
Total 97,647 100 40 +13
Source: African Elections database

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1962 House of Representatives Election African Elections Database