Cameroonian constitutional referendum, 1972

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A constitutional referendum was held in Cameroon on 20 May 1972. The new constitution would make the country a unitary state, as opposed to the previous federal system, as well as giving more powers to President Ahmadou Ahidjo.[1] It was passed by 99.99% of voters with a 98.2% turnout.


Choice Votes %
For 3,177,846 99.99
Against 176 0.01
Invalid/blank votes 1,612
Total 3,179,634 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,236,280 98.2
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Cameroon African Elections Database