1958 Egyptian United Arab Republic referendum

A referendum on the United Arab Republic was held in Egypt on 21 February 1958, alongside a simultaneous referendum in Syria. The referendum consisted of two questions; one on the formation of the UAR, and the other on Gamal Abdel Nasser's candidacy for the post of President of the UAR. Both were approved, with fewer than 300 votes against and a 98.1% voter turnout.[1]


21 February 1958
 
Nominee Gamal Abdel Nasser
Party ASU
Popular vote 6,102,116
Percentage 100.00%

President before election

Gamal Abdel Nasser
ASU

Elected President

Gamal Abdel Nasser
ASU

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Results

United Arab Republic

Choice Votes %
For6,102,128100
Against2470.0
Invalid/blank votes1,884-
Total6,104,259100
Registered voters/turnout6,220,34398.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

Nasser for President

Choice Votes %
For6,102,116100
Against2650.0
Invalid/blank votes1,881-
Total6,104,262100
Registered voters/turnout6,220,34398.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p344 ISBN 0-19-829645-2


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