Syrian parliamentary election, 1953

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Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 9 October 1953.[1] The result was a victory for the Arab Liberation Movement, which won 72 of the 82 seats.[2]

The People's party and the National party were both closed down and prohibited from operating. Most of their leaders were imprisoned or under house arrest due to President Adib al-Shishakli's tyrannical regime that came to power after a coup d'état 3 years earlier.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Arab Liberation Movement 72 New
Independents 9 –22
Syrian Social Nationalist Party 1 0
Syrian Communist Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 82 -32
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
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p225