1987 Egyptian parliamentary election

Early parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 6 April 1987, with a second round for nine seats on 13 April.[1] They followed a change in the electoral law, approved by a referendum in February, which would allow independent candidates to run in the election. The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party, which won 346 of the 458 seats.[2] Following the election, the People's Assembly nominated incumbent Hosni Mubarak for the post of president, whose candidacy was put to voters in a referendum on 5 October.

6 April and 13 April 1987

All 458 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
230 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Atef Sedki Ibrahim Shoukry
Party NDP IA
Seats won 346 60
Popular vote 4,751,758 1,163,525
Percentage 69.9% 17%

Prime Minister before election

Atef Sedki
National Democratic Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Atef Sedki
National Democratic Party

Voter turnout was reported to be 50.45%,[1] but was estimated to be closer to 25%.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Democratic Party4,751,75869.9346–44
Islamic Alliance*1,163,5251760New
New Wafd Party746,02310.935–23
National Progressive Unionist Party150,5702.200
Umma Party13,0310.20New
Presidential appointees100
Invalid/blank votes402,559
Registered voters/turnout14,324,16250.4
Source: Nohlen,[4] IPU

* The Islamic Alliance was a coalition of the Socialist Labour Party, the Liberal Socialists Party and the Muslim Brotherhood


  1. Egypt Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. The Middle East and North Africa 2003 p292
  3. Egypt: Elections Country Studies
  4. Nohlen, D, Thibaut, B & Krennerich, M (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p. 341 ISBN 0-19-829645-2

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