Liechtenstein women's suffrage referendum, 1971

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A referendum on the introduction of women's suffrage was held in Liechtenstein on 28 February 1971.[1] Voting was restricted to men, and resulted in a majority against its introduction. Voter turnout was 85.6%.[2] Following the referendum, some women demonstrated in Vaduz and other towns, booing male pedestrians and carrying signs bearing the slogan "Men of Liechtenstein: Where's your virility".[3]


Choice Votes %
For 1,816 48.9
Against 1,897 51.1
Invalid/blank votes 52
Total 3,765 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,383 85.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1173 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Liechtenstein: a modern history p147
  3. ^ LIECHTENSTEIN: Keeping Up with Kuwait Time, 15 March 1971