Salvadoran legislative election, 1956

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Legislative elections were held in El Salvador on 15 May 1956.[1] The result was a victory for the Revolutionary Party of Democratic Unification, which won all 54 seats.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Revolutionary Party of Democratic Unification 552,000 94.4 54 0
National Action Party 33,000 5.6 0 New
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 585,000 100 54 0
Source: Nohlen


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


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