Ghanaian parliamentary election, 1969

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The Ghanaian parliamentary election was held on 29 August 1969. This was the first parliamentary election since the 1966 coup by the National Liberation Council which toppled the Nkrumah government, and the first relatively free election in the country's history.

The election was to select members for the 140 seat legislative body. Kofi Abrefa Busia, the leader of the Progress Party (which won 105 of the 140 seats)[1] became the Prime Minister of Ghana. There were no presidential elections. Instead, a figurehead president, Edward Akufo-Addo, was elected by an electoral college.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Progress Party 877,310 58.3 105
National Alliance of Liberals 463,401 30.8 29
United Nationalist Party 57,652 3.8 2
People's Action Party 51,125 3.4 2
All People's Republican Party 27,328 1.8 1
Independents 27,216 1.8 1
Total 1,493,371 100 140
Source: Nohlen et al.
Party Ashanti Brong Ahafo Central Eastern Greater Accra Northern Upper Volta Western Total Seats
Progress Party 22 13 15 18 3 9 13 2 10 105
National Alliance of Liberals 0 0 0 4 3 5 3 14 0 29
United Nationalist Party 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
People's Action Party 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
All People's Republican Party 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Independents 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
National Total 22 13 15 22 9 14 16 16 13 140
Source: Elections in Africa. A Data Handbook. Oxford University Press. 1999

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p435 ISBN 0-19-829645-2

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