Syrian presidential election, 1971

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Syrian Presidential Election, 1971
Syria
← 1958 March 22, 1971 (1971-03-22) 1978 →
  General Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000), the new president of Syria in November 1970.png
Nominee Hafez al-Assad
Party Ba'ath Party
Popular vote 1,919,609
Percentage 99.2%

President before election

Ahmad al-Khatib
Ba'ath Party

Elected President

Hafez al-Assad
Ba'ath Party

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Syria

Presidential elections were held in Syria on 22 March 1971.[1] There was only one candidate, Hafez al-Assad, with voters asked to approve or reject his candicacy. A reported 99.2% of voters voted in favour, with a turnout of 95.8%.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
Hafez al-Assad 1,919,609 99.2
Against 15,480 0.8
Invalid/blank votes 714
Total 1,935,803 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  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