Salvadoran legislative election, 1974

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Legislative elections were held in El Salvador on 10 March 1974.[1] The result was a victory for the National Conciliation Party, which won 36 of the 52 seats whilst the National Opposing Union (an alliance of the Christian Democratic Party, the National Revolutionary Movement and the Nationalist Democratic Union) won only 15. However, the election was marred by massive fraud and the official vote counts were not published.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Conciliation Party 36 -3
National Opposing Union 15 +7
United Independent Democratic Front 1 0
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 52 0
Source: Nohlen


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


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