Egyptian United Arab Republic referendum, 1958

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Egyptian United Arab Republic referendum, 1958
United Arab Republic
← 1956 21 February 1958 1965 →
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Nominee Gamal Abdel Nasser
Party ASU
Popular vote 6,102,116
Percentage 100.00%

President before election

Gamal Abdel Nasser
ASU

Elected President

Gamal Abdel Nasser
ASU

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A referendum on the United Arab Republic was held in Egypt on 21 February 1958, alongside a simultaneous referendum in Syria. The referendum consisted of two questions; one on the formation of the UAR, and the other on Gamal Abdel Nasser's candidacy for the post of President of the UAR. Both were approved, with fewer than 300 votes against and a 98.1% voter turnout.[1]

Results[edit]

United Arab Republic[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 6,102,128 100
Against 247 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 1,884 -
Total 6,104,259 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,220,343 98.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

Nasser for President[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 6,102,116 100
Against 265 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 1,881 -
Total 6,104,262 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,220,343 98.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p344 ISBN 0-19-829645-2