Salvadoran legislative election, 1970

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Legislative elections were held in El Salvador on 8 March 1970.[1] The result was a victory for the National Conciliation Party, which won 34 of the 52 seats. However, the election was marred by massive fraud.[2] Voter turnout was just 41.6%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Conciliation Party 315,560 59.8 34 +7
Christian Democratic Party 142,659 27.0 16 -3
Nationalist Democratic Union 32,450 6.1 1 New
Salvadoran Popular Party 28,606 5.4 1 -3
National Revolutionary Movement 8,832 1.7 0 -2
Invalid/blank votes 94,463 - - -
Total 622,570 100 52 0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p276 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p283

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