South West African legislative election, 1955

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Legislative elections were held in South West Africa on 16 November 1955.[1] The whites-only election saw a victory for the National Party of South West Africa, which won 16 of the 18 seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Electoral system[edit]

The 18 members of the Legislative Assembly were elected from single-member constituencies: Aroab, Gobabis, Grootfontein, Keetmanshoop, Luderitz, Maltahöhe, Mariental, Okahandja, Otjikondo, Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Rehoboth, Swakopmund, Usakos, Warmbad, Windhoek East, Windhoek North and Windhoek West.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/−
National Party of South West Africa 15,484 58.83 16 +1
United National South West Party 10,735 40.79 2 –1
Economic Party 100 0.38 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 26,319 100 18 0
Registered voters/turnout 29,773
Source: Ngavirue


  1. ^ 1955 Legislative Assembly Election African Elections Database
  2. ^ Zedekia Ngavirue (1997) Political parties and interest groups in South West Africa (Namibia), P Schelttwein Publishing, p302 ISBN 3-908193-00-1