Ghanaian constitutional referendum, 1960
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A constitutional referendum was held in Ghana on 27 April 1960. The main issue was a change in the country's status from a constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II as head of state, to a republic with a presidential system of government.
There were 2,098,651 voters registered for the referendum.
|Source: African Elections database|
Presidential elections were held alongside the referendum, which were won by the incumbent Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah. He was inaugurated on 1 July 1960, replacing Governor-General William Hare as head of state.