Togolese general election, 1963

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General elections were held in Togo on 5 May 1963, alongside a constitutional referendum. It followed a military coup earlier in the year which had ousted (and killed) President Sylvanus Olympio, who had dissolved all political parties except his own Party of Togolese Unity in 1961. Nicolas Grunitzky, who had served as Prime Minister since shortly after the coup was elected President unopposed, whilst in the National Assembly election, a single list of candidates containing members of the Party of Togolese Unity, Juvento, the Democratic Union of the Togolese People and the Togolese People's Movement (all of which had 14 seats) was put forward under the name "Reconciliation and National Union". It was approved by 98.6% of voters. Voter turnout was 91.1%.[1]



Candidate Party Votes %
Nicolas Grunitzky Togolese People's Movement 568,893 100
Invalid/blank votes 13,416
Total 582,309 100
Registered voters/turnout 639,524 91.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly[edit]

Choice Votes % Seats
Reconciliation and National Union 568,893 98.6 56
Against 7,993 1.4
Invalid/blank votes 5,423
Total 582,309 100 56
Registered voters/turnout 639,524 91.1
Source: Nohlen et al.


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