1801 Batavian Republic constitutional referendum

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A constitutional referendum was held in the Batavian Republic on 6 October 1801. After a previous referendum in 1798 resulted in a new constitution being approved, the French were not satisfied with this constitution, and under their influence a new constitution was written.

In 1801, a referendum was held about the new constitution. Non-voters were counted as if they agreed to the new constitution, and the constitution passed with 87.46% in favour.[1] On 16 October 1801, the new constitution became official.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 364,200 87.46
Against 52,219 12.54
Total 416,419 100
Registered voters/turnout 416,419 100
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ Batavische Republik (Niederlande), 6. Oktober 1801 : Verfassung Direct Democracy
  2. ^ "Uitvoerend Bewind (1798-1801)". Europees parlement, Bureau Nederland en parlementair Documentatie Centrum UL.