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The Bahamas General Election Results - 19 September 1972

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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 19 September 1972 for all 38 seats in the House of Assembly.

Electoral System

Members of the House of Assembly are elected from single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting. The majority party then selects the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the Governor-General.

Political Parties

Three parties contested the election.

Results

The result was a victory for the Progressive Liberal Party, which won 57.9% of the vote and 29 of the 38 seats.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 87.99%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 38 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 50,216
Registered Voters 57,071
Voter Turnout 87.99%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Tue, 19 Sep 1972
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Number Change
Free National Movement FNM 19,736 39.30% 9 New
Progressive Liberal Party PLP 29,628 59.00% 29 -
Commonwealth Labour Party CLP 254 0.51% 0 -
Independent Candidates IND 598 1.19% 0 -1
  Total Valid Votes   50,216 100% 38 -
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Key
DNA = Democratic National Alliance; FNM = Free National Movement; PLP = Progressive Liberal Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
The Bahamas Parliamentary Registration Department
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