1976 Jamaican general election

General elections were held in Jamaica on 15 December 1976.[1] The result was a victory for the People's National Party, which won 47 of the 60 seats. Voter turnout was 85.2%.[1]

1976 Jamaica general election
Jamaica
← 1972 15 December 1976 1980 →

60 seats in the House of Representatives
31 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
PNP Michael Manley 56.77 47 +10
JLP Edward Seaga 43.23 13 -3
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Michael Manley
PNP
Michael Manley
PNP

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
People's National Party417,76856.7747+10
Jamaica Labour Party318,18043.2313–3
Total735,948100.0060+7
Valid votes735,94899.16
Invalid/blank votes6,2010.84
Total votes742,149100.00
Registered voters/turnout870,97285.21
Source: Nohlen
Voting results
Jamaica Labour Party
43.23%
People's National Party
56.77%
Others
0.59%
Seat distribution
Jamaica Labour Party
21.67%
People's National Party
78.33%
Others
0%

ReferencesEdit

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