Norwegian European Communities membership referendum, 1972

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A referendum on whether Norway should join the European Community was held on 25 September 1972. After a long period of heated debate, the "No" side won with 53.5 per cent of the vote. Prime Minister Trygve Bratteli resigned as a result of the defeat. This was Norway's second attempt at becoming member, after having been rejected by France in 1962 and again temporarily in 1967, but the first attempt with a referendum on a set of fully negotiated accession terms.

A 1994 referendum on entry into what had become the European Union also resulted in the rejection of membership.

Result[edit]

Countrywide[edit]

Norwegian European Communities membership referendum, 1972[1][2]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 1,118,281 53.5%
Yes 971,687 46.5%
Valid votes 2,089,968 99.7%
Invalid or blank votes 6,388 0.3%
Total votes 2,096,356 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 2,680,907 79%

By constituency[edit]

Constituency Electorate Spoilt votes Total poll (%) For (%) Against (%)
Østfold 152,837 392 121,498 (80) 58,931 (49) 62,567 (51)
Akershus 217,851 542 180,503 (83) 102,521 (57) 77,982 (43)
Oslo 356,153 619 291,654 (82) 193,980 (67) 97,674 (33)
Hedmark 124,960 519 99,508 (80) 44,150 (44) 55,358 (56)
Oppland 120,082 314 94,114 (79) 37,550 (40) 56,564 (60)
Buskerud 139,999 400 110,387 (79) 59,532 (54) 50,855 (46)
Vestfold 155,338 247 94,355 (79) 53,515 (57) 40,840 (43)
Telemark 108,485 211 84,056 (78) 32,284 (38) 51,772 (62)
Aust-Agder 55,276 138 40,909 (74) 18,659 (46) 22,250 (54)
Vest-Agder 81,707 177 64,100 (79) 27,510 (43) 36,590 (57)
Rogaland 174,925 309 138,601 (79) 62,096 (45) 76,505 (55)
Hordaland 248,675 511 198,095 (80) 96,996 (49) 101,099 (51)
Sogn og Fjordane 67,335 153 51,705 (77) 15,923 (31) 35,782 (69)
Møre og Romsdal 146,917 240 114,709 (78) 33,504 (29) 81,205 (71)
Sør-Trøndelag 159,730 248 122,092 (77) 51,827 (42) 70,265 (58)
Nord-Trøndelag 77,954 107 60,495 (78) 19,101 (32) 41,394 (68)
Nordland 157,183 549 120,979 (77) 33,228 (27) 87,751 (73)
Troms 88,174 385 66,499 (76) 19,820 (30) 46,679 (70)
Finnmark 47,326 327 35,709 (76) 10,560 (30) 25,149 (70)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Folkeavstemningene om EU og EF. Fylkesvis" (in Norwegian). Ssb.no. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Statistikkbanken". Statbank.ssb.no. Retrieved 2010-12-12.