Ugandan general election, 1958

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General elections were held in Uganda between 20 and 24 October 1958.[1] They were the first elections to the Legislative Council, and were boycotted by the Ganda. The result was a victory for the Uganda National Congress, which won five of the ten seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
Uganda National Congress 161,042 30.1 5
Democratic Party 140,740 26.3 1
United Congress Party 10,095 1.9 0
Progressive Party 5,274 1.0 0
Independents 217,175 40.6 4
Invalid/blank votes 5,164
Total 539,490 100 10
Registered voters/turnout 626,046 86.2
Source: Sternberger et al.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p2325
  2. ^ Elections in Uganda African Elections Database