1981 Egyptian presidential confirmation referendum

Presidential elections were held in Egypt on 13 October 1981 following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat on 6 October. The vote took the form of a referendum on Mubarak's candidacy, with 98.5% of voters voting in favour. Voter turnout was reported to be 81.1%.[1]

1981 Egyptian presidential confirmation referendum

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Turnout81.1%
  Hosni Mubarak - Official Photo.JPG
Nominee Hosni Mubarak
Party NDP
Popular vote 9,567,904
Percentage 98.5%

President before election

Sufi Abu Taleb (acting)
NDP

Elected President

Hosni Mubarak
NDP

Egyptian presidential referendum 1981 Akhbar newspaper

ResultsEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Hosni MubarakNational Democratic Party9,567,90498.46
Against149,6501.54
Total9,717,554100.00
Valid votes9,717,55499.62
Invalid/blank votes37,2120.38
Total votes9,754,766100.00
Registered voters/turnout12,028,46281.10
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p345 ISBN 0-19-829645-2