2000 Egyptian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Egypt in three stages between 18 October and 8 November 2000.[1] The election was broken into stages after a July ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court that judges must monitor all polling stations. The first stage on 18 October was held in 150 seats in northern Egypt, the second stage took place on 28 October for 134 seats in eastern and southern Egypt, and the third stage on 8 November involved the 156 seats in central Egypt, including Cairo. Two seats in Alexandria were left vacant after the results were annulled by a court.[1]

18 October and 8 November 2000

All 454 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
227 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Atef Ebeid Numan Gumaa
Party NDP New Wafd
Seats won 353 7

Composition of the People's Assembly of Egypt

Prime Minister before election

Kamal Ganzouri
National Democratic Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Atef Ebeid
National Democratic Party

The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), which won 353 seats. Following the election, 35 of the 72 independents also joined the NDP.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Democratic Party353+35
New Wafd Party7+1
National Progressive Unionist Party6+1
Arab Democratic Nasserist Party3+2
Other parties1
Seats left vacant2
Presidential appointees100
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout24,602,241
Source: IPU

* Seventeen of the independent candidates were Muslim Brotherhood members.


  1. Egypt: Elections held in 1995 Inter-Parliamentary Union
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