Maltese constitutional referendum, 1964

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A referendum on a new constitution was held in Malta between 2 and 4 May 1964.[1] It was approved by 54.5% of voters, and came into effect on 21 September 1964. It was effectively a referendum on independence, as the new constitution gave the country self-government.


The question put to the electorate was "Do you approve of the constitution proposed by the Government of Malta, endorsed by the Legislative Assembly, and published in the Malta Gazette?[2]


Choice Votes %
For 65,714 54.5
Against 54,919 45.5
Invalid/blank votes 9,016
Total 129,649 100
Registered voters/turnout 162,743 79.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Referenda in Malta: The Questions and the Voters' Responses Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. Elections in Malta