1979 Egyptian referendum

A double referendum was held in Egypt on 19 April 1979. The two subjects were the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty and changes to the countries political system, including the reintroduction of multi-party politics and the change to a bicameral Parliament through the creation of the Shura Council.[1] The Peace Treaty was approved by 99.9% of voters, whilst the political reforms were approved by 99.7%.[2] Voter turnout was 90.2%.[2]

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Results

Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty

Choice Votes %
For9,900,27199.9
Against10,2170.1
Invalid/blank votes9,772-
Total9,920,260100
Registered voters/turnout10,998,67590.2

Political reforms

Choice Votes %
For9,890,27199.7
Against20,2170.3
Invalid/blank votes9,772-
Total9,920,260100
Registered voters/turnout10,998,67590.2

References

  1. Egypt: The constitutional amendments and Article 88... And the Shura Council elections Archived 2012-04-23 at the Wayback Machine Arab Election Watch
  2. Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p341 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
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