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Suriname General Election Results - 19 November 1973
Suriname National Assembly

Parliamentary General Elections were held in Suriname on 19 November 1973 for all 39 seats in the National Assembly.

Electoral System

The unicameral Parliament of Suriname, the Legislative Assembly (Staten), consists of 39 members elected for 4 years. Twenty-seven members (including 10 from Paramaribo, the capital) of the Staten are directly elected in the various constituencies by simple majority vote and the 12 remaining members, from the rural areas, are chosen according to proportional representation.

Results

The result was a victory for the National Party Combination (an alliance of the National Party of Suriname, the Nationalist Republican Party, the Party for National Unity and Solidarity and the Suriname Progressive People's Party), which won 22 of the 39 seats. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 76.03%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System Mix of First-past-the-post and Proportional Representation
Elected Members 39 seats
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Votes Cast 122,711
Registered Voters 161,400
Voter Turnout 76.03%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party/Alliance Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
  National Party Combination Winner NPK 61,700 50.54% 22 -
  VHP Bloc VHP 47,931 39.26% 17 -
  Progressive National Party PNP 3,908 3.20% - -
  Bush Negro Unity Party BEP 3,198 2.62% - New
  Renewed Progressive Party HPP 3,121 2.56% - New
  United People's Party-Surinamese Women's Front VVP-SVF 1,215 1.00% - New
  Democratic People's Front DVF 676 0.55% - New
  Democratic Union of Suriname DUS 334 0.27% - -
  Total   122,083 100% 39 -
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