1956 Jordanian general election

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An election rally in Amman during the 1956 election campaign.
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General elections were held in Jordan on 21 October 1956.[1] The National Socialist Party emerged as the largest party, with 12 seats.[2]

The elections were considered to be one of the most free in Jordan's history, and was the first and only election to produce an elected government.[3] Hizb ut-Tahrir, which won a single seat, was later banned.

Results[edit]

Party Seats +/–
National Socialist Party 12 New
Arab Constitutional Party 8 New
Muslim Brotherhood 4 New
Communist Party 3 New
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 2 New
Hizb ut-Tahrir 1 New
Independents 10 –28
Total 40 0
Source: Tal[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p148 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p151
  3. ^ Lawrence Tal (12 November 2002). Politics, the Military and National Security in Jordan, 1955–1967. Political Science. p. 39. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ Lawrence Tal (12 November 2002). Politics, the Military and National Security in Jordan, 1955-1967. Political Science. p. 38. Retrieved 6 July 2017.