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The Bijani Chamber of Deputies election of 1957 took place on Saturday, February 17, 1957, to elect the 80 members of the Chamber of Deputies of Bijan.  It was triggered by President Mikalo Derna issuing the order on Monday, January 28, 1957, for an election to replace the outgoing 3rd Chamber of Deputies, which was chosen in the 1953 general election.  The election coincided with the formation of the 3rd National Council, the upper house of the National Assembly.

The election was won outright by the Bijani National Party, which polled nearly half the vote and won 41 of the 80 seats.  Smaller parties and international observers decried the election as fraudulent, but the results were certified and allowed to stand nonetheless.

Result

For the full results of the election, see Bijani Chamber of Deputies election, 1957/full results.

The official results were certified and announced on Wednesday, February 27, 1957, and the newly elected 4th Chamber of Deputies convened on Tuesday, March 5, 1957.

In an election marked by major irregularities and inconsistencies, the Bijani National Party posted huge gains, winning 48% of the popular vote and an overall majority of seats in the Chamber.  The Alliance of Dutch Voters gained one seat and the Social Democratic Party retained its 10 seats, but all other parties suffered major losses. 

Bijani Chamber of Deputies election, 1957: Summary
Party Votes  % ±% Seats +/-
District List Total
  Bijani National Party 1,249,870 48.3 Green Arrow Up Darker 15.4 34 7 41 Green Arrow Up Darker 11
  Alliance of Dutch Voters 355,962 13.8 Green Arrow Up Darker 1.4 8 4 12 Green Arrow Up Darker 1
  Social Democratic Party 313,717 12.1 Green Arrow Up Darker 1.3 7 3 10 Straight Line Steady 0
  Bijani Family–Christian Democrats 229,688 8.9 Red Arrow Down 3.8 7 0 7 Red Arrow Down 4
  Traditionalist Party 162,668 6.3 Red Arrow Down 1.7 4 1 5 Red Arrow Down 2
  Country–Farmer–Labour 151,040 5.8 Red Arrow Down 1.7 4 1 5 Red Arrow Down 2
  Rise! 39,387 1.5 Red Arrow Down 2.5 0 0 0 Red Arrow Down 4
Others 83,992 3.2 Red Arrow Down 5.8 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady 0
Valid Votes 2,586,324 88.5 Red Arrow Down 0.2 64 16 80 Straight Line Steady 0
Invalid Votes 336,828 11.5 Green Arrow Up Darker 0.2
Total Votes 2,923,152 100.0 Straight Line Steady 0.0
Electors/Turnout 3,611,838 80.9 Red Arrow Down 2.6
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