Salvadoran Constitutional Assembly election, 1961

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Constitutional Assembly elections were held in El Salvador on 17 December 1961.[1] The result was a victory for the National Conciliation Party, which won all 54 seats.


Parties and alliances Votes % Seats
National Conciliation Party 207,701 60.1 54
Union of Democratic Parties¹ 64,916 18.8 0
National Action Party 49,300 14.3 0
Authentic Constitutional Party 23,665 6.8 0
Invalid/blank votes - -
Total 345,582 100 54
Source: Nohlen

¹ The Union of Democratic Parties was an alliance of the Renovating Action Party, the Christian Democratic Party and the Social Democrat Party.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p276 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6


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