French constitutional referendum, 1870

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A constitutional referendum was held in France on 8 May 1870.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the liberal reforms made to the constitution since 1860 and passed by the Sénatus-consulte on 20 April 1870. The changes were approved by 82.7% of voters with an 81.3% turnout.[2] However, France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War caused the Empire to be abolished later that year.

Results[edit]


French constitutional referendum, 1870
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 7,350,142 82.7%
No 1,538,825 17.3%
Valid votes 8,888,967 98.7%
Invalid or blank votes 112,975 1.3%
Total votes 9,001,942 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p673 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p683