Syrian parliamentary election, 1961

Syrian parliamentary election, 1961
1–2 December 1961

All 172 seats to the Parliament of Syria
87 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 48—84%
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Nazim al-Kudsi Sabri al-Asali Michel Aflaq
Party People's Party National Party Ba'ath Party
Last election 30 19 22
Seats won 33 21 20
Seat change Increase3 Increase2 Decrease2

Prime Minister before election

Izzat an-Nuss

Elected Prime Minister

Maarouf al-Dawalibi
People's Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 1 and 2 December 1961.[1] The People's Party remained the largest party in parliament, winning 33 of the 172 seats.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Party 33+3
National Party 21+2
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 20–2
Muslim Brotherhood 10+10
Arab Liberation Movement 4+2
Socialist Cooperation Party 0–2
Syrian Social Nationalist Party 0–2
Syrian Communist Party 0–1
Kurdistan Democratic Party 0New
Assyrian Democratic Organization 0New
Independents 84+20
Total 172+30
Source: Nohlen et al.

See also


  1. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
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