United Nations Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in Eritrea

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The UN Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in Eritrea (UNOVER) was established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 47/114 of 16 December 1992 and lasted until 25 April 1993.[1] The goals of the mission were to verify the impartiality of the referendum, report claims of irregularities, and verify the counting, computation and announcement of the results.

The referendum was completed under budget,[2] and was considered free and fair.[1]

The results of the referendum were as follows:

Referendum Results[3]
Region Do you want Eritrea to be an independent and sovereign country? Total
Yes No uncounted
Asmara 128,443 144 33 128,620
Barka 4,425 47 0 4,472
Denkalia 25,907 91 29 26,027
Gash-Setit 73,236 270 0 73,506
Hamasien 76,654 59 3 76,716
Akkele Guzay 92,465 147 22 92,634
Sahel 51,015 141 31 51,187
Semhar 33,596 113 41 33,750
Seraye 124,725 72 12 124,809
Senhit 78,513 26 1 78,540
Freedom fighters 77,512 21 46 77,579
Sudan 153,706 352 0 154,058
Ethiopia 57,466 204 36 57,706
Other 82,597 135 74 82,806
% 99.79 0.17 0.03

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eritrea Birth of a Nation". Retrieved 2006-09-15. 
  2. ^ "United Nations Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in Eritrea: Report of the Secretary-General". Forty-eighth session. New York City: United Nations. 1993-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Eritrea: Birth of a Nation". Retrieved 2007-01-30. 

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