1929 Egyptian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 21 December 1929.[1] The result was a victory for the Wafd Party, which won 198 of the 236 seats,[1] including 102 seats in which their candidates were returned unopposed.[2] Four independents were also returned unopposed.[2]

21 December 1929
  First party Second party
Leader Mustafa el-Nahhas Various
Party Wafd Others
Seats won 198 38

Prime Minister before election

Adli Yakan Pasha
Liberal Constitutional Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Mustafa el-Nahhas
Wafd Party

The election was boycotted by the Liberal Constitutionalist Party, and only 26 Ittihad Party and four Watani Party candidates contested the election.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Wafd Party198+48
Other parties and independents38–27
Invalid/blank votes
Source: Sternberger et al.


  1. Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, p294 (in German)
  2. "The Egyptian Election Wafdist Victory Certain", The Times, 21 December 1929, p11, Issue 45392

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