Salvadoran legislative election, 1985

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Legislative elections were held in El Salvador on 31 March 1985.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian Democratic Party, which won 33 of the 60 seats. Voter turnout was 42%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Christian Democratic Party 505,338 52.4 33 +9
Nationalist Republican Alliance 286,665 29.7 13 -6
Party of National Conciliation 80,730 8.3 12 -2
Salvadorean Authentic Institutional Party 36,101 3.7 1 New
Democratic Action 35,565 3.7 1 -1
Salvadoran Popular Party 16,344 1.7 0 -1
Renovating Action Party 2,963 0.3 0 New
Popular Orientation Party 836 0.1 0 0
Centrist Republican Stable Movement 689 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 136,375 - - -
Total 1,101,606 100 60 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. ^ Nohlen, p283

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