Ghanaian parliamentary election, 1965

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Parliamentary elections were held in Ghana in 1965. As the country was a one-party state at the time, no parties except President Kwame Nkrumah's Convention People's Party (CPP), were allowed to participate.

Background[edit]

Due to a constitutional amendment passed in a referendum the previous year, the CPP had become the sole legal party. It was the first vote for the country's parliament since the pre-independence 1956 legislative elections; Nkrumah's victory in the 1960 constitutional referendum was taken as a fresh mandate from the people and the terms of National Assembly members were extended for another five years.

Results[edit]

As Ghana was now a one-party state, all 198 MPs representing the CPP were elected unopposed.[1]

Aftermath[edit]

Nkrumah was overthrown in a coup in February 1966, the CPP was dissolved, and the constitution suspended. Multi-party politics was restored by the time of the next elections in 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About The Parliament of Ghana Parliament of Ghana