Serbian constitutional referendum, 1992

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A referendum on state symbols was held in the Republic of Serbia on 31 May 1992. The referendum decided the flag, the national anthem and the coat of arms.[1] Although the referendum failed due to low turnout, the National Assembly recommended that the red star be removed from the Serbian flag on 21 June.[2][3]

Background[edit]

For the republic's flag, the choice was to keep the Serbian flag with a red star as in socialist times or to remove it.[2] For the coat of arms, the choice was to keep the Serbian shield with firesteels and cross or to include the bicephalic eagle of the House of Nemanjić.[2] For the republic's anthem, Bože pravde and Marš na Drinu were offered.[2] The results showed a majority of voters preferred keeping the red star on the flag, to keep the Serbian shield with firesteels, and to choose Marš na Drinu as the anthem.[4]

Results[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

Choice Votes %
Shield with cross and four half moons 1,586,384 43.03
Shield with cross and four half moons in front of a white double-headed eagle
Invalid/blank votes
Total 3,756,168 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,930,928 54.20
Source: Direct Democracy

Flag[edit]

Choice Votes %
Flag with five-pointed star
Flag without five-pointed star
Invalid/blank votes
Total 3,756,168 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,930,928 54.20
Source: Direct Democracy

National anthem[edit]

Choice Votes %
Marš na Drinu 1,730,070 46.67
Bože pravde
Invalid/blank votes
Total 3,756,168 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,930,928 54.20
Source: Direct Democracy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serbien Direct Democracy
  2. ^ a b c d Skrozza, Tamara; Grujičić, Nebojša (2003-02-13). "Simboli Državne Zajednice Srbija i Crna Gora : Plavo i plavetno na paragvajski način – English: Symbols of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro : Blue and Bluish in the Paraguay Style". Nedeljnik Vreme – Issue No. 632 (in Serbian). Belgrade: Vreme. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Preporuka o korišćenju zastave Republike Srbije – English: Recommendation on Use of the Flag of the Republic of Serbia". Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia – No. 49/1992 (1188) (in Serbian). JP Službeni glasnik Republike Srbije. 1992-06-21. p. 1666. Retrieved 2009-06-22. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Svi naši referendumi – English: All our referendums" (in Serbian). Novi Sad: Radio-televizija Vojvodine. 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2009-06-22.