Beninese constitutional referendum, 1990

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A constitutional referendum was held in Benin on 2 December 1990. The main issues were changing the political system to a multi-party system, with a secondary issue as to whether there should be age limits for the President. The referendum passed with 93.2% of voters approving the change to a multi-party system and 73.3% in favour of age limits.[1]


Choice Votes % Votes %
Yes, with age limits 926,860 73.3% 1,178,924 93.2%
Yes, without age limits 252,064 19.9%
No 85,717 6.8%
Invalid/blank votes 40,229
Total 1,304,870 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,052,105 63.6
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Benin African Elections Database