1804 French constitutional referendum

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A referendum concerning the establishment of the French Empire was held in France in November 1804. The officially announced result showed a nearly unanimous French electorate approving the change in Napoleon Bonaparte's status from First Consul to Emperor of the French. About seven million voters were called to participate, of which 47.20% did.

Party % of votes Votes
Yes 99.93% 3,521,675
No 0.07% 2,579
Total 100%


No :
2,579 (0.07%)
Yes :
3,521,675 (99.93%)


  1. ^ "Référendum 1804, Empire, France, MJP, université de Perpignan". mjp.univ-perp.fr. Retrieved 18 May 2019.