Polish constitutional referendum, 1997

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A constitutional referendum was held in Poland on 25 May 1997.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a new constitution. It was narrowly approved, with 53.5% voting in favour (22,58% of Voters with right to vote, voting for "yes").[2] Voter turnout was just 42.9%.[2] Although the 1995 Referendum Act stated that a 50% turnout was required to validate the referendum, the Supreme Court ruled on 15 July that the constitution could be introduced.

Question[edit]

Do you approve the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, passed by the National Assembly on April 2, 1997?

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 6,396,641 53.5
Against 5,570,493 46.5
Invalid/blank votes 170,002
Total 12,137,136 100
Registered voters/turnout 28,319,650 42.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1499