Nepalese legislative election, 1959

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General elections were held in Nepal on 18 February 1959.[1] 109 members were elected using the single-member plurality system.[2] The result was a victory for the Nepali Congress, which won 74 of the 109 seats.[3] Voter turnout was 42.0%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Nepali Congress 666,898 37.2 74
Nepal Rashtrabadi Gorkha Parishad 305,118 17.1 19
Samyukta Prajatantra Party 177,408 9.9 5
Nepal Communist Party 129,142 7.2 4
Prajatantrik Mahasabha 59,896 3.3 0
Nepal Praja Parishad (Mishra) 59,820 3.3 1
Nepal Praja Parishad (Acharya) 53,038 3.0 2
Tarai Congress 36,107 2.0 0
Nepali Rastriya Congress 12,707 0.7 0
Independents 291,247 16.3 4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,791,381 100 109
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p629 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p624
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p654