1977 Surinamese General Election
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1977 Surinamese General Election

General elections were held in Suriname on 31 October 1977, the first after independence.[1] The result was a victory for the National Party Combination (an alliance of the National Party of Suriname, the Renewed Progressive Party, the Party for National Unity and Solidarity and the Suriname Progressive People's Party),[2] which won 22 of the 39 seats. Voter turnout was 77.8%.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Party Combination 56,176 45.4 22 0
United Democratic Party¹ 54,583 44.1 17 0
Nationalist Republican Party 5,871 4.7 0 -
People's Party 4,534 3.7 0 New
Progressive Workers' and Farmers' Union 1,006 0.8 0 New
Democratic People's Front² 964 0.8 0 0
Progressive Muslim Party 361 0.3 0 New
Progressive National Party 225 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 123,720 100 39 0
Source: Nohlen

¹ The United Democratic Party was an alliance of the Progressive Reform Party, the United People's Party, the NPD, the Socialist Party of Suriname and Pendawa Lima.[4]

² The Democratic People's Front was an alliance of the Democratic People's Front, the United Indian Party, the Progressive Farm Labourer's Party, the Bush Negro Unity Party and the Progressive Bush Negro Party.[4]

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p614 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p620
  3. ^ Nohlen, p615
  4. ^ a b Nohlen, p620

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