Upper Voltan Territorial Assembly election, 1957

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Territorial Assembly elections were held in French Upper Volta on 31 March 1957. The result was a victory for the Unified Democratic Party (an alliance of the Voltaic Democratic Union-African Democratic Rally and the Social Party for the Emancipation of the African Masses), which won 33 of the 68 seats in the Assembly.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Unified Democratic Party 538,876 55.5 33
Voltaic Democratic Movement 226,593 23.4 24
Entente Fada N'Gourma 98,301 10.1 5
African Popular Movement 79,743 8.2 5
Other parties 12,392 1.3 1
Independents 14,162 1.5 2
Invalid/blank votes 15,117
Total 985,184 100 70
Registered voters/turnout 1,902,668 51.8
Source: Sternberger et al

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p1585