Liechtenstein referendums, 1968

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Two referendums were held in Liechtenstein in 1968.[1] The first was held on 4 July on the question of introducing women's suffrage. Separate votes were held for men and women, with the men voting against, and women split almost equally,[2] resulting in it being rejected by 54.5% of voters overall.[1] The second referendum was held on 6 October on abolishing the tax on alcoholic drinks. It was rejected by 56.3% of voters.[1]

A second referendum on women's suffrage was held in 1971 in which only men were allowed to vote. It also resulted in a "no" vote.

Results[edit]

Women's suffrage[edit]

Choice Men Women Total
Votes % Votes % Votes %
For 887 39.8 1,266 50.5 2,153 45.5
Against 1,341 60.2 1,241 49.5 2,582 54.5
Invalid/blank votes 31
Total 2,228 100 2,507 100 4,766 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,203 58.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Kohn[3]

Removal of alcoholic drinks tax[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,214 43.7
Against 1,565 56.3
Invalid/blank votes 78
Total 2,857 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,036 70.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1173 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Liechtenstein: a modern history p147
  3. ^ Kohn, WSG (1971) "Politics in Liechtenstein", Parliamentary Affairs 25 (4): 326-338