Cameroonian parliamentary election, 1960

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Parliamentary elections were held in Cameroon on 10 April 1960. They were the first elections held in accordance with the new constitution, approved in a referendum in February, which created a unicameral federal National Assembly. The result was a slim victory for the Cameroonian Union,[1] forcing it to govern in coalition. However, the election was marred by severe irregularities.[2] Voter turnout was 69.5%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Cameroonian Union 606,000 44.9 51 +21
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon 151,379 11.2 8 New
People's Front for Unity and Peace 145,752 10.8 19 New
Cameroonian Party of Democrats 139,780 10.4 12 –8
Group of Cameroonian Progressives 60,686 4.5 7 –1
Other parties 233,789 17.3 0
Independents 11,853 0.9 3 New
Total 1,349,239 100 100 +30
Registered voters/turnout 1,940,438
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Cameroon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Background Note: Cameroon US Department of State
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p178 ISBN 0-19-829645-2