French constitutional referendum, 1802

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A referendum ratifying the new constitution of the Consulate, which made Napoleon Bonaparte First Consul for life, was held on 10 May 1802. The official result showed 99.76% of voters in favour of the change. Of seven million eligible voters, 49.45% abstained.

Party % of votes Votes
Yes 99.76% 3,568,885
No 0.24% 8,374
Total 100%
No :
8,374 (0.24%)
Yes :
3,568,885 (99.76%)