Gambian general election, 1966

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General elections were held in the Gambia on 26 May 1966. They result was a victory for the ruling People's Progressive Party, which won 24 of the 32 elected seats.[1] Voter turnout was 71.1%.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Progressive Party81,31365.3124+6
United Party21,70317.434
United Party–Gambia Congress Party19,84615.944
Registered voters/turnout175,73270.8
Source: Hughes & Perfect,[3] Sternberger et al.[4]

Of the four seats won by the United Party-Gambia Congress Party coalition, the United Party took three and the Gambia Congress Party one.[1]


  1. 1 2 1966 House of Representatives Election African Elections Database
  2. Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p418 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  3. Arnold Hughes & David Perfect (2006) A political history of the Gambia, 1816–1994, University of Rochester Press, p310
  4. Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, p745
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