South Yemeni parliamentary election, 1986

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Parliamentary elections were held in South Yemen between 28 and 30 October 1986, having originally been scheduled for 1983, but later postponed. A total of 181 candidates contested the 111 seats.[1] Although the country was a one-party state at the time, with the Yemeni Socialist Party as the sole legal party, independents were also able to run in the election.

The result was a victory for the Socialist Party, which won 71 seats. Voter turnout was reported to be 88.78%.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Yemeni Socialist Party 71 -40
Independents 40 New
Blank/invalid votes
Total 725,568 111 0


  1. ^ Democratic Yemen Inter-Parliamentary Union