1990 Egyptian parliamentary election

Early parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 29 November 1990, with a second round for 261 seats on 6 December.[1] They followed a referendum in October on the early dissolution of Parliament due to issues surrounding the legality of the 1987 elections. However, the elections were boycotted by the Socialist Labour Party (SLP), the Liberal Socialists Party (LSP) and the New Wafd Party, which claimed that the reformed Electoral Law would fail to ensure free elections.[1]

29 November 1990
6 December 1990

All 454 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
227 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Atef Sedki Khaled Mohieddin
Party NDP Tagammu
Seats won 348 6

Prime Minister before election

Atef Sedki
National Democratic Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Atef Sedki
National Democratic Party

The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), which won 348 of the 444 elected seats. However, a further 56 of the 83 independent candidates were affiliated with the NDP, whilst 14 were affiliated with the New Wafd Party, 8 with the SLP and one with the LSP.[2] Voter turnout was reported to be 44.2%,[1] but was estimated to be only 20-30%.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Democratic Party348–11
National Progressive Unionist Party6+6
Green Party0New
Umma Party00
Seats left vacant7
Presidential appointees100
Invalid/blank votes350,186
Registered voters/turnout16,326,22944.4
Source: IPU


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