1955 South West African parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in South West Africa on 16 November 1955.[1] The whites-only election saw a victory for the National Party of South West Africa, which won 16 of the 18 seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Electoral system edit

The 18 members of the Legislative Assembly were elected from single-member constituencies: Aroab, Gobabis, Grootfontein, Keetmanshoop, Luderitz, Maltahöhe, Mariental, Okahandja, Otjikondo, Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Rehoboth, Swakopmund, Usakos, Warmbad, Windhoek East, Windhoek North and Windhoek West.[2]

Results edit

National Party of South West Africa15,48458.8316+1
United National South West Party10,73540.792–1
Economic Party1000.380New
Registered voters/turnout29,773
Source: Ngavirue

References edit

  1. ^ 1955 Legislative Assembly Election African Elections Database
  2. ^ Zedekia Ngavirue (1997) Political parties and interest groups in South West Africa (Namibia), P Schelttwein Publishing, p302 ISBN 3-908193-00-1