Sudanese presidency referendum, 1971

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A referendum on the presidency of Gaafar Nimeiry was held in Sudan on 15 September 1971. It came after Nimeiry was overthrown in a Communist coup in July, followed by his reinstatement. He was backed by 98.6% of voters, with a turnout of 92.9%.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 3,839,374 98.6
Against 56,314 1.4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 3,895,688 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,191,784 92.9
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p858 ISBN 0-19-829645-2