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Lebanese general election, 1957

General elections were held in Lebanon between 9 and 23 June 1957.[1] Independent candidates won the majority of seats. Voter turnout was 53.2%.[2]

Lebanese general election, 1957
Lebanon
← 1953 9–23 June 1960 →
Party Leader % Seats ±
National Bloc Raymond Eddé 5 +2
Party of the Constitutional Union 3 0
Kataeb Pierre Gemayel 2 +1
Progressive Socialist Kamal Jumblatt 2 +1
Dashnaktsutyun 2 +1
Social Nationalist 1 +1
Independent N/A 51 +16
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Sami as-Solh
Unaffiliated
Sami as-Solh
Unaffiliated

As'ad AbuKhalil has claimed that the elections were rigged by Camille Chamoun, with the assistance of the United States.[3]

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Lebanese National Bloc 5 +2
Party of the Constitutional Union 3 0
Kataeb Party 2 +1
Progressive Socialist Party 2 +1
Armenian Revolutionary Federation 2 +1
Syrian Social Nationalist Party 1 New
Independents 51 +16
Invalid/blank votes
Total 446,178 100 66 +22
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p183 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p184
  3. ^ AbuKhalil, As'ad (15 June 2018). "The Meaning of the Recent Lebanese Election (and How Hariri Suffered a Stinging Defeat)". consortiumnews.com. Retrieved 16 June 2018.