1990 Egyptian parliamentary election

Early parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 29 November 1990, with a second round for 261 seats on 6 December.[1] They followed a referendum in October on the early dissolution of Parliament due to issues surrounding the legality of the 1987 elections. However, the elections were boycotted by the Socialist Labour Party (SLP), the Liberal Socialists Party (LSP) and the New Wafd Party, which claimed that the reformed Electoral Law would fail to ensure free elections.[1]

← 1987 29 November 1990
6 December 1990
1995 →

All 454 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
227 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Atef Sedki.JPG Khalid Muhyi al-Din-1952-54.jpg
Leader Atef Sedki Khaled Mohieddin
Party NDP Tagammu
Seats won 348 6

Prime Minister before election

Atef Sedki

Subsequent Prime Minister

Atef Sedki

The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), which won 348 of the 444 elected seats. However, a further 56 of the 83 independent candidates were affiliated with the NDP, whilst 14 were affiliated with the New Wafd Party, 8 with the SLP and one with the LSP.[2] Voter turnout was reported to be 44.2%,[1] but was estimated to be only 20-30%.[2]


National Democratic Party348–11
National Progressive Unionist Party6+6
Egyptian Green Party0New
Umma Party00
Presidential appointees100
Valid votes6,902,98295.17
Invalid/blank votes350,1864.83
Total votes7,253,168100.00
Registered voters/turnout16,326,22944.43
Source: IPU, Nohlen et al.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Egypt: Elections held in 1990 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ a b The Middle East and North Africa 2003 p293
  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p343 ISBN 0-19-829645-2