Greenlandic home rule referendum, 1979
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A consultative referendum on home rule was held in Greenland on 17 January 1979. Just over 70.1% of voters voted in favour of greater autonomy from Denmark, leading to the establishment of a Greenlandic Parliament and Greenland gaining sovereignty in areas such as education, health, fisheries and the environment.
As a result of the referendum, home rule came into effect 1 May 1979.
|Invalid or blank votes||743||4.1|
|Registered voters and turnout||28,889||63.3|
|Source: Folketingsårbog 1978–79|