Zanzibari general election, January 1961
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General elections were held in Zanzibar on 17 January 1961 for the Legislative Council. The result saw the Afro-Shirazi Party win ten seats, the Zanzibar Nationalist Party nine, and the Zanzibar and Pemba People's Party three.
The Guinness Book of World Records listed the result in its annual editions under "Closest election", the Afro-Shirazi Party (ASP) won 10 seats, and the Zanzibar Nationalist Party (ZNP) won 9. Specifically, the seat for the constituency of Chake-Chake was won by the margin of one vote, with 1,538 for the ASP and 1,537 for the ZNP.
Of the 95,000 registered voters, almost 85,000 voted.
|Zanzibar Nationalist Party||32,724||38.5||9||New|
|Zanzibar and Pemba People's Party||15,541||18.3||3||New|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
- Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p. 882 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
- e.g. Mark Young, ed., The Guinness Book of World Records 1998 (Bantam Books, 1998) p228
- "Afro-Shirazi Party Wins in Zanzibar", Africa Special Report (African-American Institute, 1961) p1951
- Zanzibar: 1961 Elections EISA
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