Dahomeyan presidential election, July 1968

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A referendum on Émile Derlin Zinsou's candidacy for president was held in Dahomey on 28 July 1968. The results of the May 1968 presidential election had been annulled due to low voter turnout. The military government appointed Zinsou to the position, but he accepted only on the condition that a referendum regarding his appointment be held. His candidacy was supported by 76.4% of voters, with a 72.6% turnout.[1]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
Yes 630,018 76.4
No 194,789 23.6
Invalid/blank votes 3,269
Total 828,076 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,140,378 72.6
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p54 ISBN 0-19-829645-2