Ugandan general election, 1961

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General elections were held in Uganda in March 1961. It was the first time direct elections to the Legislative Council had been held across the entire country. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won 44 of the 82 seats (excluding Buganda).[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Uganda People's Congress 495,909 49.2 35 New
Democratic Party 436,420 41.3 43 +42
Independents 45,473 4.5 2 -2
Uganda National Congress 40,134 4.0 1 -4
Other parties 9,115 0.9 0 -
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 1,227,524 100 82 +72
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p934 ISBN 0-19-829645-2