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1988 Afghan parliamentary election

Elections were held in Afghanistan in April, 1988 for a two-chamber National Assembly to replace the Revolutionary Council. Although the elections were marked by violence and boycotted by the mujaheddin, the government left 50 of the 234 seats vacant in the House of the People and a small number of seats in the House of Elders, with hope that the guerrillas would abandon their armed struggle and present their own representatives to participate in the new administration. The National Front won every one of the seats contested, with the People's Democratic Party serving as the predominant party of the coalition.

1988 Afghan parliamentary election

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All 234 seats to the House of the People
  First party
Leader Mohammad Najibullah
Party National Front
Seats won 184

Prime Minister before election

Sultan Ali Keshtmand

Elected Prime Minister

Mohammad Hasan Sharq

Summary of the April 1988 Regional House of the People election results
Party Seats Votes
National Front 184
Empty 50
Total 234 ~1,547,000
Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union