Iraqi presidential referendum, 2002

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Iraqi presidential election, 2002
Iraq
1995 ←
October 16, 2002 (2002-10-16) → 2005 (Jan)

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Nominee Saddam Hussein
Party Ba'ath Party
Popular vote 11,445,638
Percentage 100%

President before election

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Elected President

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Presidential elections were held in the Republic of Iraq on October 16, 2002, the second under the rule of Saddam Hussein (the first having taken place in 1995). According to official statistics, the turnout was 100%, with all 11,445,638 Iraqis registered as voting on election day, all as having elected "yes" in a referendum whether to support another seven year-term for President Saddam Hussein, which would legally have ended in 2009. The elections were overshadowed by the prelude to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, effectively toppling Ba'ath Party rule.

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 11,445,638 100
Against 0.0
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 11,445,638 100