Jamaican general election, 1959

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General elections were held in Jamaica on 28 July 1959.[1] The result was a victory for the People's National Party, which won 29 of the 45 seats. Voter turnout was 66.1%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
People's National Party 305,642 54.8 29 +11
Jamaica Labour Party 247,149 44.3 16 +2
Independent Labour Party 4,595 0.8 0 New
Convention Independent Party 196 0.0 0 New
Jamaica Independent Movement 115 0.0 0 New
Independents 97 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 6,277
Total 564,071 100 45 +13
Registered voters/turnout 853.539 66.1 - -
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p430 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Patrick A Emmanuel (1992) Elections & Party Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean 1944-1991, Caribbean Development Research Service, p15