French constitutional referendum, 2000

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A constitutional referendum was held in France on 24 September 2000.[1] The proposals would result in the mandate of the President being reduced from seven years to five years in line with terms in office in other European countries. It was approved by 73.2% of voters, although turnout was just 30.2%.[2]

The aim of the quinquennat (five-year term) was to have the legislative election immediately succeed the presidential election (as in 2007, the presidential election took place in April–May 2007, while the legislative election took place in June), thus providing similar electoral results and reducing the risk of a cohabitation.


Choice Metropolitan France Total
Votes % Votes %
For 7,372,976 73.2 7,407,697 73.2
Against 2,703,657 26.8 2,710,651 26.8
Invalid/blank votes 1,939,282 1,940,340
Total 12,015,915 100 12,058,688 100
Registered voters/turnout 39,631,063 30.3 39,941,192 30.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p674 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p687

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