1965 United Arab Republic presidential confirmation referendum

Presidential elections were held in the United Arab Republic (now Egypt) on 15 March 1965.[1] The election took the form of a referendum on the candidacy of Gamal Abdel Nasser, who ran unopposed. He won with almost seven million votes, and only 65 against.[2] Voter turnout was 98.5%.[2]


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Nominee Gamal Abdel Nasser
Party ASU
Popular vote 6,950,098
Percentage 100.00%

President before election

Gamal Abdel Nasser
ASU

Elected President

Gamal Abdel Nasser
ASU

Nasser elections 1965 stamp
Nasser being sworn in for his second term, March 1965

ResultsEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Gamal Abdel NasserArab Socialist Union6,950,098100.00
Against650.00
Total6,950,163100.00
Valid votes6,950,16399.99
Invalid/blank votes4890.01
Total votes6,950,652100.00
Registered voters/turnout7,055,56498.51
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p336 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ a b Nohlen et al., p344