Southern Rhodesian general election, 1958

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General elections were held in Southern Rhodesia on 5 June 1958. Although the Dominion Party received the most votes, the result was a victory for the ruling United Federal Party, which won 17 seats. The revived United Rhodesia Party under the leadership of former Primer Minister Sir Garfield Todd failed to win a single seat.[1]

Results[edit]

Party First preference Final division Seats +/−
Votes % Votes %
Dominion Party 18,142 45.7 18,314 47.2 13 New
United Federal Party 16,840 42.4 17,416 44.9 17 −9
United Rhodesia Party 4,652 11.7 2,981 7.7 0 New
Independents 67 0.2 67 0.2 0 −4
Total 39,701 100 38,778 100 30 0
Registered voters/turnout 55,082
Source: Sternberger et al.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary: Sir Garfield Todd The Guardian, 14 October 2002
  2. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p1677