Austrian nuclear power referendum, 1978

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A referendum on the use of nuclear power was held in Austria on 5 November 1978.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a law allowing the peaceful use of nuclear power, particularly relating to the start-up of the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant.[2] Voters narrowly rejected it, with 50.5% voting against. As a result, although the Power Plant was finished, it was never operated and has since been dismantled.

Voter turnout was 64.1%.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,576,709 49.5
Against 1,606,777 50.5
Invalid/blank votes 75,996
Total 3,259,482 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,083,673 64.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p207