1981 Egyptian presidential confirmation referendum

A referendum on Hosni Mubarak's candidacy for President was held in Egypt on 13 October 1981, following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat on 6 October. Mubarak was elected with 98.5% of the vote. Voter turnout was reported to be 81.1%.[1]

1981 Egyptian presidential confirmation referendum

13 October 1981
Turnout81.1%
 
Nominee Hosni Mubarak
Party NDP
Popular vote 9,567,904
Percentage 98.5%

President before election

Sufi Abu Taleb (acting)
NDP

Elected President

Hosni Mubarak
NDP

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Results

Choice Votes %
For9,567,90498.5
Against149,6501.5
Invalid/blank votes37,212
Total9,754,766100
Registered voters/turnout12,038,46281.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p345 ISBN 0-19-829645-2


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