French legislative election, 1956 (Cameroon)

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Elections to the French National Assembly were held in French Cameroons on 2 January 1956.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The four seats allocated to the constituency were elected on two separate electoral rolls; French citizens elected one MP from the first college, whilst non-citizens elected three MPs in the second college.

Results[edit]

First college[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Maurice Plantier 2,632 50.5
Joseph Gaucher 951 18.3
André Duru 729 14.0
Georges Molinatti 77 1.5
Six other candidates 900 17.2
Invalid/blank votes 169
Total 5,381 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,804 49.8
Source: Sternberger et al.

Second college[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Seat 1
Jules Ninine 73,085 44.9
Ahmadou Ahidjo 47,783 29.4
Akana Ibrahima Akono 35,252 21.6
Paul-François Martin 6,567 4.1
Invalid/blank votes 3,370
Total 166,147 100
Registered voters/turnout 315,172 52.7
Seat 2
Alexandre Douala Manga Bell 41,365 38.9
Ngouankeo Tchoumba 20,979 19.7
Daniel Kemajou 15,103 14.2
Mathias Djoumessi 13,536 12.7
Marcel Bebey-Eyidi 7,656 7.2
Robert Tawanba 3,074 2.9
Paul Monthé 2,043 1.9
Three other candidates 2,713 2.5
Invalid/blank votes 1,724
Total 108,193 100
Registered voters/turnout 274,050 39.5
Seat 3
André Mbida 66,386 42.0
Charles Assalé 45,984 29.1
Louis-Paul Aujoulat 20,529 13.0
Charles Okala 17,724 11.2
Three other candidates 7,438 4.7
Invalid/blank votes 1,163
Total 159,224 100
Registered voters/turnout 259,203 61.4
Source: Sternberger et al

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, pp904–906