Guadeloupean autonomy referendum, 2003

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A referendum on autonomy was held in Guadeloupe on 7 December 2003.[1] Voters were asked whether they wanted the island to become a territorial collectivity,[2] which would have given the regional government more autonomy.[3] The proposal was rejected by 73% of voters.[1]

In simultaneous referendums, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy both voted to become overseas collectivities, gaining autonomy from Guadeloupe.[2]

Results[edit]

Guadeloupe
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed Against 98,670 72.98%
For 36,524 27.02%
Valid votes 135,194 94.78%
Invalid or blank votes 7,444 5.22%
Total votes 142,638 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 283,369 50.44%
Source: Direct Democracy
Saint Barthélemy
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed For 4,300 76.17%
Against 1,345 23.83%
Valid votes 5,645 95.26%
Invalid or blank votes 281 4.74%
Total votes 5,926 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 13,413 44.18%
Source: Direct Democracy
Saint Martin
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed For 2,724 95.51%
Against 128 4.49%
Valid votes 2,852 98.01%
Invalid or blank votes 58 1.99%
Total votes 2,910 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 3,697 78.71%
Source: Direct Democracy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guadeloupe (France), 7 December 2003: Inner Autonomy Direct Democracy (German)
  2. ^ a b Arrondissements of Guadeloupe Statoids
  3. ^ Guadeloupe on Strike! The Internationalist, October 2010