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1953 Syrian parliamentary election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on 9 October 1953.[1] They were the elections held under the 1953 constitution, which granted universal suffrage to women, scrapping the educational requirements used in previous elections.[2]

The result was a victory for the Arab Liberation Movement, which won 72 of the 82 seats.[3] The People's Party and the National Party were both closed down and prohibited from operating. Most of their leaders were imprisoned or under house arrest due to President Adib al-Shishakli's tyrannical regime that came to power after a coup d'état 3 years earlier.


Arab Liberation Movement72New
Syrian Social Nationalist Party10
Syrian Communist Party0New
Total votes864,425
Registered voters/turnout995,41786.84
Source: 0


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p216
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p225
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