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General elections were held in Lebanon between 12 July and 9 August 1953, the first under the new electoral system which allowed candidates to win with a plurality of votes, rather than requiring a second round.[1] Independent candidates won the majority of seats. Voter turnout was 50.0%.[2]

1953 Lebanese general election
Lebanon
← 1951 12 July–9 August 1953 1957 →
Party Leader % Seats ±
Constitutional Bloc 3 -2
National Bloc Raymond Eddé 3 0
Kataeb Pierre Gemayel 1 -2
Progressive Socialist Kamal Jumblatt 1 -1
Dashnaktsutyun 1 -1
Independent N/A 35 -27
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Saeb Salam
Unaffiliated
Abdallah El-Yafi
Unaffiliated

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Constitutional Bloc 3 –2
Lebanese National Bloc 3 0
Kataeb Party 1 –2
Armenian Revolutionary Federation 1 –1
Progressive Socialist Party 1 –1
Armenian Democratic Liberal Party 0 0
Independents 35 –27
Invalid/blank votes
Total 389,932 100 44 -33
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p183 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p184