Iranian constitutional referendum, December 1979

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A constitutional referendum was held in Iran on 2 and 3 December 1979. The new Islamic constitution was approved by 99.5% of voters, with a 71.6% turnout.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 15,680,218 99.5
Against 78,516 0.5
Invalid/blank votes 111 -
Total 15,758,956 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p72 ISBN 0-19-924958-X