Afars and Issas independence referendum, 1977
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An independence referendum was held in the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas on 8 May 1977 alongside an election for a Constituent Assembly. Unlike the rigged 1958 and 1967 plebiscites, this time the choice of independence from France was backed by 99.8%. The territory became independent as Djibouti on 27 June 1977.
The result is celebrated annually on Independence Day on 27 June.
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|Source: Nohlen et al.|
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- American Universities Field Staff, Northeast Africa series, Volume 15, Issue 1, (American Universities Field Staff.: 1968), p.3.
- Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p322 ISBN 0-19-829645-2