Italian referendum, 2000

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A seven-part referendum was held in Italy on 21 May 2000.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the repealing of laws on topics including election funding, the electoral system, the judiciary, employment and union dues.[2] Although all but one of the seven proposals were approved by voters, the voter turnout of 32% was well below the 50% threshold and the results were invalidated.[2]

Results[edit]

Repealing of the law on the reimbursement of election spending[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 10,004,581 71.1
Against 4,073,688 28.9
Invalid/blank votes 1,718,565
Total 15,796,834 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 32.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Repealing of the section of the electoral law on proportional seats[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 11,637,524 82.0
Against 2,551,693 18.0
Invalid/blank votes 1,729,261
Total 15,918,748 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 32.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Repealing of the law on the proportional election of Superior Council judges[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 9,125,465 70.6
Against 3,805,250 29.4
Invalid/blank votes 2,704,066
Total 15,634,781 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 31.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Separating the careers of magistrates between judgeships and government ministries[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 9,237,713 69.0
Against 4,150,241 31.0
Invalid/blank votes 2,293,271
Total 15,681,225 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 32.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Repealing of the law allowing judges to hold other positions[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 10,200,692 75.2
Against 3,360,487 24.8
Invalid/blank votes 2,135,349
Total 15,696,528 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 32.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Repealing of the law forcing employers of over 15 people to re-employ workers sacked without sufficient reason[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 4,923,381 33.4
Against 9,834,046 66.6
Invalid/blank votes 1,195,958
Total 15,953,385 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 32.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Banning trade unions from collecting dues automatically through provident associations[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 8,632,445 61.8
Against 5,331,053 38.2
Invalid/blank votes 1,837,449
Total 15,800,947 100
Registered voters/turnout 49,067,694 32.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1049 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, pp1062-1063