Libyan general election, 1956
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The House of Representatives had 55 seats, on the basis of one for every 20,000 inhabitants. Following the 1952 elections, political parties had been banned, so all candidates contested the election as independents, with political gatherings also prohibited. As a result, voting was based largely on personality, clan ties links and nepotism. 30 candidates were elected unopposed.