1793 French constitutional referendum

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The French Constitution of 1793 was approved by a referendum in the summer of 1793. It was held via universal male suffrage, with voting on different days in different departments, in some cases after the result was proclaimed in Paris on 9 August 1793. While most voters abstained, of those who voted, 99.41% majority approved. The events took place during the French revolution and the Constitution never came into effect.


French voters approved the French Constitution of 1793 with an official result of 99.41% of those voting in favor, although voter turnout was under 30%.

French constitutional referendum, 1793
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 1,801,918 99.41
No 11,610 0.59
Total votes 1,813,528 100.00
Registered voters and turnout c.6,100,000 < 30


  • "La République et le suffrage universel: 1793". Histoire et patrimoine (in French). French National Assembly. Retrieved 4 August 2013.