Ghanaian parliamentary election was held on 29 August 1969. This was the first parliamentary election since the 1966 coup by the National Liberation Council which toppled the Nkrumah government, and the first relatively free election in the country's history.
The election was to select members for the 140 seat legislative body.
Kofi Abrefa Busia, the leader of the Progress Party (which won 105 of the 140 seats) became the  Prime Minister of Ghana. There were no presidential elections. Instead, a figurehead president, Edward Akufo-Addo, was elected by an electoral college.
Results [ edit ]
Progress Party 877,310
National Alliance of Liberals 463,401
United Nationalist Party 57,652
People's Action Party 51,125
All People's Republican Party 27,328
Source: Nohlen et al.
Notes and references [ edit ]
^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p435 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
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