Egyptian parliamentary election, 1984

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Egyptian parliamentary election, 1984
Egypt
← 1979 27 May 1984 1987 →

All 458 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
230 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin.jpg Fouad Serageddin.jpg
Leader Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin Fouad Serageddin
Party NDP New Wafd
Seats won 390 58
Popular vote 3,756,359 778,131
Percentage 72.9% 15.1%

Prime Minister before election

Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin
National Democratic Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Kamal Hassan Ali
Independent

Parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 27 May 1984. Since the last election in 1979, changes had been made to the electoral system. The 176 two-member constituencies were replaced by 48 multi-member constituencies (totalling 448 seats), with candidates elected on a party list system, with a party needing over 8% of the vote to win a seat.[1]

The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party, which won 390 of the 448 seats. The only other party to win seats was the New Wafd Party. Following the election, President Hosni Mubarak appointed a further 10 members to the Assembly; one from the NDP, four from the Socialist Labour Party, one from the National Progressive Unionist Party and four Copts. Voter turnout was 43.1%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Democratic Party 3,756,359 72.9 390 +43
New Wafd Party 778,131 15.1 58 New
Socialist Labour Party 364,040 7.1 0 –30
National Progressive Unionist Party 214,587 4.2 0 New
Socialist Liberal Party 33,448 0.7 0 –2
Presidential appointees 10 0
Invalid/blank votes 176,521
Total 5,323,086 100 458 +66
Registered voters/turnout 12,339,417 43.1
Source: IPU

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Egypt Inter-Parliamentary Union