Algerian constitutional referendum, 1976

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A constitutional referendum was held in Algeria on 19 November 1976.[1] The amendments restored the People's National Assembly (which had been suspended since the 1965 coup) and allowed for the direct election of the President, as well as creating a socialist state and confirming the National Liberation Front as the sole legal party.,[2] Approved by 99% of voters with a 92.9% turnout,[3] the revised constitution was promulgated on 22 November.[4]


Choice Votes %
For 7,407,626 99.0
Against 67,683 1.0
Invalid/blank votes 25,007
Total 7,504,696 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,076,834 92.9
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Algerian History Algerian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur
  2. ^ Algeria 1976 Constitution Writing and Conflict Resolution
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p54 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  4. ^ The Middle East and North Africa 2003 p205