1970 United Arab Republic presidential confirmation referendum

Presidential elections were held in the United Arab Republic on 15 October 1970,[1] following the death of the incumbent Gamal Abdel Nasser. The election took the form of a referendum on the candidacy of Anwar El Sadat, who ran unopposed. In Egypt he won with 90% of the vote, with a turnout of 85%.[2]


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Nominee Anwar Sadat
Party ASU
Popular vote 6,432,587
Percentage 90.04%

President before election

Vacant

Elected President

Anwar Sadat
ASU

ResultsEdit

EgyptEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Anwar SadatArab Socialist Union6,432,58790.04
Against711,2529.96
Total7,143,839100.00
Valid votes7,143,83999.81
Invalid/blank votes13,8140.19
Total votes7,157,653100.00
Registered voters/turnout8,420,76885.00
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p336
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p345