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General Election Results - 17 January 1961

General elections were held in Dominica on 17 January 1961.  The ruling Dominica United People’s Party (DUPP) was defeated by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), which won seven of the 11 seats.  The DLP’s leader, Edward LeBlanc became Chief Minister.  Voter turnout was 76.9%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Total Valid Votes 16,565
Invalid Votes 1,056
Total Votes Cast 17,621
Population 60,000
Voting Age Population 27,060
Registered Voters 22,838
Voter Turnout 77.16%
Critical Dates
Dissolution of Parliament Nomination Day Polling Day
- - Tuesday, 17 January 1961
Summary by Party
Party Code Votes % votes Seats
Dominica Labour Party DLP 7,848 47.38% 7
Dominica United People's Party DUPP 4,233 25.55% 4
All Island Indstrial and Farmers Party AIIFP 1,333 8.05% 0
Peasant and Workers Movement PWM 487 2.94% 0
Dominica Democratic Party DDP 125 0.75% 0
Independents IND 2,539 15.33% 0
Total Valid Votes 16,565 100% 5
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Key
DLP = Dominica Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Electoral Office of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
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