Tanganyikan general election, 1960

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General elections were held in Tanganyika on 30 August 1960, following the agreement of the United Kingdom to establish internal self-government for the territory. The Tanganyika African National Union won 70 of the 71 elected seats,[1] whilst the other went to a TANU member who had stood against the official TANU candidate, and immediately joined TANU faction after being elected.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
Tanganyika African National Union 100,581 82.8 70
African National Congress 337 0.3 0
Independents 20,527 16.9 1
Total 121,445 100 71
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p878 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Elections in Tanzania African Elections Database