1992 Palauan constitutional referendum

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A constitutional referendum was held in Palau on 4 November 1992 to lower the majority threshold requirement for approving the Compact of Free Association with the United States from 75% to 50%. Seven previous referendums had approved the Compact, but not by the majority required. A previous referendum had approved a lowering of the threshold, but was subsequently declared void by the Supreme Court.

The change was approved by 62.4% of voters, with an 83.2% turnout. Following this, an eighth referendum was held the following year, which finally approved the Compact.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 5,882 62.4
Against 3,548 37.6
Invalid/blank votes 272 -
Total 9,702 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p753 ISBN 0-19-924959-8