2006 Catalan Statute of Autonomy referendum

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2006 Catalan Statute of Autonomy referendum
"Do you approve of the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia Bill?"
LocationCatalonia
Date18 June 2006
Results
Votes %
☑Y Yes 1,899,897 78.07%
☒N No 533,742 21.93%
Valid votes 2,433,639 93.81%
Invalid or blank votes 160,528 6.19%
Total votes 2,594,167 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 5,310,103 48.85%

A referendum on the reform of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy was held in Catalonia on Sunday, 18 June 2006. Voters were asked whether they ratified a statutory amendment which effectively approved a new Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia.[1] The draft Statute had been submitted to the consideration of the Spanish Cortes Generales earlier in the year, where it had been approved in both the Congress of Deputies on 30 March (with a 189–154 result) and in the Spanish Senate on 10 May (with a 128–125 result).[2][3][4]

The question asked was "Do you approve of the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia Bill?" (Catalan: Aprova el Projecte d'Estatut d'Autonomia de Catalunya?). The referendum resulted in 78.1% of valid votes in support of the bill on a turnout of 48.9%, and resulted in the approval of a new Statute of Autonomy replacing the 1979 Statute,[5][6] which received royal assent on 19 July and was published in the Official State Gazette on 20 July 2006.[7]

Results[edit]

Question
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 1,899,897 78.07
No 533,742 21.93
Valid votes 2,433,639 93.81
Invalid or blank votes 160,528 6.19
Total votes 2,594,167 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 5,310,103 48.85
Source: Government of Catalonia[8]

Results by province[edit]

Province Electorate Turnout Yes No
Votes % Votes %
Barcelona 3,986,210 48.69 1,422,609 78.03 400,571 21.97
Girona 482,010 50.32 178,813 79.47 46,203 20.53
Lleida 310,990 50.54 116,468 79.32 30,374 20.68
Tarragona 530,893 47.75 182,007 76.28 56,594 23.72
Total 5,310,103 48.85 1,899,897 78.07 533,742 21.93

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sinopsis del Estatuto de Cataluña". congreso.es (in Spanish). Congress of Deputies. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Catalonia (Spain), 18 June 2006: Autonomy Statute". sudd.ch (in German). Direct Democracy. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ "El Congreso aprueba el Estatuto catalán con 189 votos a favor y 154 en contra". El Mundo (in Spanish). 30 March 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ "El pleno del Senado aprueba el Estatut y el texto queda listo para el referéndum en Cataluña". El Mundo (in Spanish). 10 May 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Catalonia endorses autonomy plan". BBC News. 19 June 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Referéndum sobre reforma del Estatuto de Autonomía para Cataluña". congreso.es (in Spanish). Congress of Deputies. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia of 2006". Organic Law No. 6 of 19 July 2006. Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Election Results. Referendum 2006". gencat.cat (in Catalan). Government of Catalonia. Retrieved 1 September 2019.