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1971 Syrian presidential election

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1971 Syrian presidential election

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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

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 candidacy. A reported 99.2% of voters voted in favour, with a turnout of 95.3%.


Hafez al-AssadBa'ath Party1,919,60999.20
Valid votes1,935,08999.96
Invalid/blank votes7140.04
Total votes1,935,803100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,031,30695.30
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
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