French referendum on Algerian self-determination, 1961

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A referendum on self-determination for Algeria was held in France on 8 January 1961.[1] Self-determination was approved by 75.0% of voters overall and 69.5% in Algeria. The government reported voter turnout of 92.2%.[2] Other sources claim that four out of ten of the individuals in France and Algeria entitled to vote abstained.[3]

The referendum was worded as follows: "Do you approve the bill submitted to the French people by the President of the Republic and concerning the self-determination of the populations of Algeria and the organization of the public authorities in Algeria prior to self-determination".

Results[edit]

Choice Metropolitan France Total
Votes % Votes %
For 15,200,073 75.3 17,447,669 75.0
Against 4,996,474 24.7 5,817,775 25.0
Invalid/blank votes 594,699 721,469
Total 20,791,246 100 23,986,913 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Algeria[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,749,969 69.5
Against 767,546 30.5
Invalid/blank votes 109,174
Total 2,626,689 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p674 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p685
  3. ^ Horne, Alistair. A Savage War of Peace. pp. 304 & 305. ISBN 0-670-61964-7.