Estonian independence referendum, 1991

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An independence referendum was held in Estonia on 3 March 1991,[1] alongside a similar referendum in Latvia that same month. It was approved by 78.4% of voters with an 82.9% turnout. Independence was restored by the Estonian Supreme Council on the night of 20 August.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 737,964 78.4
Against 203,199 21.6
Invalid/blank votes 6,967
Total 948,130 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,144,309 82.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

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  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p574 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p567