1979 Egyptian referendum

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A double referendum was held in Egypt on 19 April 1979. The two subjects were the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty and changes to the countries political system, including the reintroduction of multi-party politics and the change to a bicameral Parliament through the creation of the Shura Council.[1] The Peace Treaty was approved by 99.9% of voters, whilst the political reforms were approved by 99.7%.[2] Voter turnout was 90.2%.[2]

Results[edit]

Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 9,900,271 99.9
Against 10,217 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 9,772 -
Total 9,920,260 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,998,675 90.2

Political reforms[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 9,890,271 99.7
Against 20,217 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 9,772 -
Total 9,920,260 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,998,675 90.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Egypt: The constitutional amendments and Article 88... And the Shura Council elections Archived 2012-04-23 at the Wayback Machine Arab Election Watch
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p341 ISBN 0-19-829645-2