Ugandan general election, 1962

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General elections were held in Uganda on 25 April 1962 in preparation for independence on 9 October. However, elections were not held in all parts of the country, with the Parliament of Buganda nominating 21 members (all of whom belonged to the Kabaka Yekka party) to the national parliament instead. The result was a victory for the Uganda National Congress, which won 37 of the 82 seats,[1] and went on to form an alliance with Kabaka Yekka.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Ugandan People's Congress 545,324 51.8 37 +2
Democratic Party 484,324 46.1 24 -19
Independents 17,308 1.6 0 -2
Uganda National Congress 2,565 0.2 0 -1
Bataga Party of Busoga 2,375 0.2 0 New
Uganda National Union 39 0.0 0 New
Kabaka Yekka - - 21 New
Total 1,052,544 100 82 0
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