1980 Egyptian constitutional referendum

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A constitutional referendum was held in Egypt on 22 May 1980.[1] The amendments would create the Shura Council, an upper house for the country's Parliament, and were approved by 99% of voters.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 10,339,055 98.96
Against 108,657 1.04
Invalid/blank votes 19,730 -
Total 10,467,442 100
Registered voters/turnout 12,038,462 86.95
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ Establishment Egyptian State Information Service
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p341 ISBN 0-19-829645-2