1972 Jamaican general election

General elections were held in Jamaica on 29 February 1972.[1] The result was a victory for the People's National Party, which won 37 of the 53 seats. Voter turnout was 78.9%.[1]

1972 Jamaica general election
Jamaica
← 1967 29 February 1972 1976 →

53 seats in the House of Representatives
27 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
PNP Michael Manley 56.36 37 +17
JLP Hugh Shearer 43.40 16 -17
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Hugh Shearer
JLP
Michael Manley
PNP

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
People's National Party266,92756.3637+17
Jamaica Labour Party205,58743.4016–17
Christian Democratic Party1090.020New
Independents1,0280.2200
Total473,651100.00530
Valid votes473,65199.14
Invalid/blank votes4,1200.86
Total votes477,771100.00
Registered voters/turnout605,66278.88
Source: Nohlen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p430 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6