1981 Egyptian presidential confirmation referendum

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1981 Egyptian presidential confirmation referendum

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Nominee Hosni Mubarak
Party NDP
Popular vote 9,567,904
Percentage 98.5%

President before election

Sufi Abu Taleb (acting)

Elected President

Hosni Mubarak

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A referendum on Hosni Mubarak's candidacy for President was held in Egypt on 13 October 1981, following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat on 6 October. Mubarak was elected with 98.5% of the vote. Voter turnout was reported to be 81.1%.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 9,567,904 98.5
Against 149,650 1.5
Invalid/blank votes 37,212
Total 9,754,766 100
Registered voters/turnout 12,038,462 81.1
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p345 ISBN 0-19-829645-2