1959 British Cameroons parliamentary election

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Parliamentary elections were held in British Cameroons on 24 January 1959. The result was a victory for the Kamerun National Democratic Party, which won 14 of the 26 seats in the House of Assembly.[1]


Of the twelve seats won by the Kamerun National CongressKamerun People's Party alliance, eight were won by the KNC and four by the KPP.[2]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Kamerun National Democratic Party 73,305 53.4 14 +9
Kamerun National CongressKamerun People's Party 51,384 37.4 12 +4
One Kamerun 2,021 1.5 0 New
Independents 10,509 7.7 0 New
Total 137,219 100 26 +13
Registered voters/turnout 205,576
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p181 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Elections in Cameroon African Elections Database