1991 Burundian Charter of National Unity referendum

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A referendum on the Charter of National Unity was held in Burundi on 9 February 1991. The charter would abolish ethnic discrimination and give a mandate for the government to write a new constitution. It was approved by 89.77% of voters with a 96% turnout.[1] Following the Charter's approval, work began on the drafting of a new constitution which was approved in a referendum held on 9 March 1992. It was promulgated on 13 March 1992.


Choice Votes %
For 1,876,958 89.77
Against 213,817 10.23
Invalid/blank votes 13,163
Total 2,103,938 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,186,591 96.22
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Burundi African Elections Database