1968 Senegalese general election

General elections were held in Senegal on 25 February 1968 to elect a President and National Assembly. After a series of party mergers, the country had become a one-party state, with the Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS) as the sole legal party, As a result, its leader, Léopold Sédar Senghor, was the only candidate in the presidential election and was re-elected unopposed.[1] In the National Assembly election, voters were presented with a list of 80 UPS candidates to vote for.[2] Voter turnout was 94.7% in the presidential election and 93.0% in the National Assembly election.[1]



Léopold Sédar SenghorSenegalese Progressive Union1,229,927100.00
Valid votes1,229,92799.39
Invalid/blank votes7,5040.61
Total votes1,237,431100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,306,79194.69
Source: Sternberger et al.[3]

National AssemblyEdit

Senegalese Progressive Union1,209,984100.00800
Valid votes1,209,98499.53
Invalid/blank votes5,7460.47
Total votes1,215,730100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,306,79193.03
Source: Sternberger et al.


  1. ^ a b Elections in Senegal African Elections Database
  2. ^ Senegal Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p1861