Greek referendum, 1920

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A referendum on the return of King Constantine I was held in Greece on 22 November 1920.[1] It followed the death of his son, King Alexander. The proposal was approved by 99.0% of voters.[2] The result ensured and affirmed the dominance of the anti-Venizelist camp in the country. Constantine returned, albeit questioned by the supporters of the Liberal Party, while Liberal leader Eleftherios Venizelos maintained his silence, being in voluntary exile abroad.

Constantine I was opposed by the Entente powers (England, France, Italy) because of his pro-German stance during World War I (see National Schism) and his enthusiastic return was short-lived as a result of the disastrous military events that followed in the Asia Minor Campaign of 1922.

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 999,954 99.0
Against 10,383 1.0
Invalid/blank votes 2,000
Total 1,012,337 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p829 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p838