Republic of the Congo parliamentary election, 1959

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Republic of the Congo on 14 June 1959. The result was a victory for the Democratic Union for the Defense of African Interests, which won 51 of the 61 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 79.2%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Democratic Union for the Defense of African Interests 199,309 57.9 51
African Socialist Movement-Congolese Progressive Party 144,766 42.1 10
Invalid/blank votes 1,808
Total 345,883 100 61
Registered voters/turnout 446,199 79.2
Source: Sternberger et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Congo-Brazzaville African Elections Database
  2. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, p1052