1970 United Arab Republic presidential confirmation referendum

A presidential election was held in the United Arab Republic on 15 October 1970,[1] following the death of the incumbent Gamal Abdel Nasser. The election took the form of a referendum on the candidacy of Anwar El Sadat, who ran unopposed. In Egypt he won with 90% of the vote, with a turnout of 85%.[2]


15 October 1970
 
Nominee Anwar Sadat
Party ASU
Popular vote 6,432,587
Percentage 90.00%

President before election

Vacant

Elected President

Anwar Sadat
ASU

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Results

Egypt

Choice Votes %
For6,432,58790.0
Against711,25210.0
Invalid/blank votes13,814-
Total7,157,653100
Registered voters/turnout8,420,76885.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. D. Nohlen, M. Krennerich & B. Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p. 336.
  2. D. Nohlen, M. Krennerich & B. Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p. 345.


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