Dahomeyan parliamentary election, 1960

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Republic of Dahomey on 11 December 1960. The result was a victory for the Dahomeyan Unity Party (PDU), a merger of the Dahomeyan Democratic Rally and the Dahomey Nationalist Party, which won all 60 seats. Voter turnout was 71.0%.[1]

The leader of the winning party would become president. As head of the PDU list, Hubert Maga was elected.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Dahomeyan Unity Party 468,679 68.7 60 +10
Dahomeyan Democratic Union 213,572 31 0 –20
Invalid/blank votes 6,982
Total 689,233 100 60 –10
Registered voters/turnout 971,012 71.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p90 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p93 ISBN 0-19-829645-2