Egyptian parliamentary election, 1987

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Egyptian parliamentary election, 1987
Egypt
1984 ←
6 April and 13 April 1987 → 1990

All 458 seats to the People's Assembly of Egypt
230 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party NDP Islamic Alliance New Wafd
Seats won 346 60 35
Seat change Decrease44 Increase60 Decrease23
Popular vote 4,751,758 1,163,525 746,023
Percentage 69.9% 17.0% 10.9%
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Early parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on 6 April 1987, with a second round for nine seats on 13 April.[1] They followed a change in the electoral law, approved by a referendum in February, which would allow independent candidates to run in the election. The result was a victory for the ruling National Democratic Party, which won 346 of the 458 seats.[2] Following the election, the People's Assembly nominated incumbent Hosni Mubarak for the post of president, whose candidacy was put to voters in a referendum on 5 October.

Voter turnout was reported to be 50.45%,[1] but was estimated to be closer to 25%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Democratic Party 4,751,758 69.9 346 -44
Islamic Alliance* 1,163,525 17 60 New
New Wafd Party 746,023 10.9 35 -23
Independents 7 New
National Progressive Unionist Party 150,570 2.2 0 0
Umma Party 13,031 0.2 0 New
Presidential appointees - - 10 0
Invalid/blank votes 402,559 - - -
Total 7,207,467 100 458 0
Source: Nohlen[4]

* The Islamic Alliance was a coalition of the Socialist Labour Party, the Socialist Liberal Party and the Muslim Brotherhood

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Egypt Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ The Middle East and North Africa 2003 p292
  3. ^ Egypt: Elections Country Studies
  4. ^ Nohlen, D, Thibaut, B & Krennerich, M (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p. 341 ISBN 0-19-829645-2