Danish Maastricht Treaty referendum, 1993
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A second referendum on the Maastricht Treaty was held in Denmark on 18 May 1993. After rejecting the treaty in a referendum the previous year, this time it was approved by 56.7% of voters with an 86.5% turnout.
It was the second attempt to ratify the Maastricht Treaty, which could not come into effect unless ratified by all members of the European Union. Thus, the Edinburgh Agreement granted Denmark four exceptions from the Maastricht Treaty, leading to its eventual ratification.
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|
|Copenhagen & Frederiksberg Municipality||165,469||44.69||204,789||55.31||4,239||374,497||443,444||84.45|
|West Zealand County||103,915||55.41||83,624||44.59||1,735||189,274||220,084||86.00|
|South Jutland County||99,832||61.46||62,609||38.54||1,715||164,156||189,625||86.57|
|North Jutland County||174,904||55.90||138,003||44.10||2,922||315,829||374,131||84.42|
|Source: European Election Database|
When the result of the referendum was announced, the outcome and frustrations about the referendum being held only a year after the Danes had rejected the previous treaty led to riots in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen,  11 people were subsequently treated for gunshot wounds as a result of the shooting. 90 police officers were injured during the riots.
- Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Maastricht-traktaten & Edinburgh-afgørelsen 18. maj 1993 EU Oplysningen (in Danish)
- John, Carvel (20 May 1993). "Police shoot 11 in Copenhagen as anti-Maastricht demonstrators riot after the result". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
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