Syrian presidential election, 1953

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Presidential elections were held in Syria on 10 July 1953.[1] There was only one candidate, Adib Shishakli, with voters asked to approve or reject his candicacy. A reported 99.7% of voters voted in favour, with a turnout of 86.8%.[2]


Choice Votes %
Adib Shishakli 861,910 99.7
Against 2,515 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 560
Total 864,425 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p227