1987 Egyptian parliamentary election

Early parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 6 April 1987, with a second round for nine seats on 13 April.[1] They followed a change in the electoral law, approved by a referendum in February, which would allow independent candidates to run in the election. The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party, which won 346 of the 458 seats.[2] Following the election, the People's Assembly nominated incumbent Hosni Mubarak for the post of president, whose candidacy was put to voters in a referendum on 5 October.

← 1984 6 and 13 April 1987 1990 →

All 458 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
230 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Atef Sedki.JPG No image.svg
Leader Atef Sedki Ibrahim Shoukry
Party NDP IA
Seats won 346 60
Popular vote 4,751,758 1,163,525
Percentage 69.62% 17.05%

Prime Minister before election

Atef Sedki
National Democratic Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Atef Sedki
National Democratic Party

Voter turnout was reported to be 50.45%,[1] but was estimated to be closer to 25%.[3]


National Democratic Party4,751,75869.62346–44
Islamic Alliance (SLPLSPMB)1,163,52517.0560+60
New Wafd Party746,02310.9335–23
National Progressive Unionist Party150,5702.2100
Umma Party13,0310.190New
Presidential appointees100
Valid votes6,824,90894.43
Invalid/blank votes402,5595.57
Total votes7,227,467100.00
Registered voters/turnout14,324,16250.46
Source: Nohlen et al.,[4][a] IPU
  1. ^ There is a differnece of one between the total number of votes for each party (6,824,907) and the total of valid votes (6,824,908).


  1. ^ a b Egypt Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ The Middle East and North Africa 2003 p292
  3. ^ Egypt: Elections Country Studies
  4. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p341 ISBN 0-19-829645-2