Syrian parliamentary election, 1947

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Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 7 July 1947, with a second round in some constituencies on 18 July.[1] They were the first elections since official independence in 1946. In the parliament of 127-seats, only 24 went to President Shukri al-Quwatli's National Party, 50 to independents, and 53 to a combination of opposition elements, including 33 for the People's Party.


Party Votes % Seats
National Party 24
Independents 70
People's Party 20
Invalid/blank votes
Total 114
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X