1964 Dahomeyan constitutional referendum

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A constitutional referendum was held in the Republic of Dahomey on 5 January 1964. The main issues were changing the system of government to a presidential system, scrapping term limits for the president, and having a unicameral parliament. The referendum passed with 99.86% of voters approving the changes. Turnout was 92.1% of the 1,051,614 registered voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
Yes 966,292 99.8
No 1,318 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 619
Total 968,229 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,051,614 92.1
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p89 ISBN 0-19-829645-2