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1958 Syrian United Arab Republic referendum

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A referendum on the formation of the United Arab Republic and appointing Gamal Abdel Nasser as its president was held in Syria on 21 February 1958,[1] alongside a simultaneous referendum in Egypt. The formation of the UAR was approved by 100% of voters, with only 139 voting against,[2] whilst Nasser was approved as president by a similar margin.

Results

Formation of the United Arab Republic

Choice Votes %
For 1,312,859 100
Against 139 0.0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,312,998 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,431,060 91.75
Source: Direct Democracy

Gamal Abdel Nasser as President

Choice Votes %
For 1,312,808 99.99
Against 190 0.0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,312,998 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,431,060 91.75
Source: Direct Democracy

References

  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., p224
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