Dahomeyan constitutional referendum, 1968

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A constitutional referendum was held in the Republic of Dahomey on 31 March 1968. As with the 1964 referendum, the main issues were changing the system of government to a presidential system, scrapping term limits for the president, and having a unicameral parliament. The referendum passed with 92.2% of voters approving the changes. Turnout was 81.8% of the 1,126,155 registered voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
Yes 847,212 92.2
No 71,617 7.8
Invalid/blank votes 3,221
Total 922,050 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,126,155 82.6
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p89 ISBN 0-19-829645-2