Northern Cyprus constitutional referendum, 1985

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A constitutional referendum was held in Northern Cyprus on 5 May 1985.[1] The new constitution put forward by the Assembly of the Republic removed the term limits on the President, increased the number of seats in the Assembly from 40 to 60, set details on citizenship, the national flag and the national anthem, and provided for mandatory referendums on changes to the constitution.[1] It was approved by 70.18% of voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 49,447 70.18
Against 21,012 29.82
Invalid/blank votes 1,544
Total 71,933 100
Registered voters/turnout 91,860 78.37
Source: Direct Democracy