Chadian Territorial Assembly election, 1957

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Territorial Assembly elections were held in Chad on 31 March 1957. The result was a victory for the Entente alliance, led by the Chadian Progressive Party, which won 57 of the 65 seats.


The Entente and Chadian Social Action ran a single list in Ouaddaï, competing against the African Socialist Movement.[1]


Party Votes % Seats
Entente[a] 443,762 83.4 57
Chadian Social Action 54,138 10.2 7
African Socialist Movement 90,917 5.8 0
Independents 3,157 0.6 1
Invalid/blank votes 11,809
Total 543,783 100 65
Registered voters/turnout 1,196,308 45.5
Source: Sternberger et al.[1]

a Within the Entente, the Chadian Progressive Party won 32 seats, the Grouping of Rural and Independent Chadians won nine, the Democratic and Socialist Union of the Resistance won 7, Radicals and Radical Socialists won 7, the Independent Socialist Party of Chad won 1.[1]


Following the elections, the result in Chari-Baguirmi was annulled, with a by-election held on 1 June 1958.[1] The 7-seat constituency had been won by the Entente, but the by-election saw a victory for the Chadian Socialist Union.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, p2241 (in German)