1970 United Arab Republic presidential confirmation referendum
Presidential elections were held in the United Arab Republic on 15 October 1970, 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%.
|Anwar Sadat||Arab Socialist Union||6,432,587||90.04|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
- Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p336
- Nohlen et al., p345