1961 Burundian legislative election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Burundi on 8 September 1961 in order to install a government to rule the country following independence from Belgium on 1 July 1962. [1] The result was a victory for the Union for National Progress, which won over 80% of the vote and 58 of the 64 seats in the National Assembly. Voter turnout was 75.39%.

Results

PartyVotes%Seats
Union for National Progress 627,45380.9758
Common Front [lower-alpha 1] 138,40617.866
Association of the Middle Classes, Clerks, and Intellectuals3,4700.450
Union of People's Parties2,4520.320
African National Union of Ruanda-Urundi1,6410.210
Burundi People1,4610.190
Total774,883100.0064
Valid votes774,88398.96
Invalid/blank votes8,1441.04
Total votes783,027100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,038,65375.39
Source: African Elections Database
  1. The Party of the People won four of the six seats, with the Christian Democratic Party taking the remaining two. [2]

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References

  1. Burundi: 1961 Legislative Assembly election results EISA
  2. Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p161 ISBN   0-19-829645-2