Syrian parliamentary election, 1954

Syrian parliamentary election, 1954
November 1954

All 142 seats to the Parliament of Syria
72 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Nazim al-Kudsi Akram El-Hourani Shukri al-Quwatli
Party People's Party Ba'ath Party National Party
Last election 47 3 9
Seats won 30 22 19
Seat change Decrease17 Increase19 Increase 10

Prime Minister before election

Said al-Ghazzi

Elected Prime Minister

Faris al-Khoury
People's Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 24 and 25 September 1954, with a second round held between 4 and 5 October.[1] Independent candidates emerged as the largest bloc in Parliament, whilst the People's Party became the largest single party, with 30 seats. The Muslim Brotherhood did not participate as such.[2] There were 54 independents, of whom some were close to the Muslim Brotherhood or to other parties, which explains the discrepancies in the results in various books, and there were also 9 tribal deputies. Some sources mention 140 deputies in total, other 142.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Party 30–17
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 15 22New
National Party 19+10
Muslim Brotherhood 4+1
Socialist Cooperation Party 2New
Syrian Social Nationalist Party 2+1
Arab Liberation Movement 2–70
Syrian Communist Party 1+1
Independents 60+29
Total 142+31
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p54 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. French: Claude Palazzoli, La Syrie - Le rêve et la rupture, Paris, Le Sycomore, 1977 ISBN 2-86262-002-5
  3. Yitzhak Oron (Ed.), Middle East Record Volume 2, 1961, The Moshe Dayan Center p.502

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