1961 Togolese general election

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General elections were held in Togo on 9 April 1961, alongside a constitutional referendum. It was the first time the President had been directly elected, and Prime Minister Sylvanus Olympio of the Party of Togolese Unity was the only candidate. He was elected unopposed, with the PUT won all 52 seats in the National Assembly.[1] Voter turnout was 90.0%.[2]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Sylvanus Olympio Party of Togolese Unity 560,938 100
Invalid/blank votes 3,779
Total 564,617 100
Registered voters/turnout 627,688 90.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Party of Togolese Unity 560,938 100 52 +23
Invalid/blank votes 3,779
Total 564,617 100 52 +6
Registered voters/turnout 627,688 90.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Togo African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p903 ISBN 0-19-829645-2