1972 Norwegian European Communities membership referendum

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A referendum on joining the European Community was held in Norway on 25 September 1972. After a long period of heated debate, the "no" side won with 54% of the vote. Prime Minister Trygve Bratteli, who had championed a "yes" vote, resigned as a result. This was Norway's second attempt at becoming a member, after having been rejected by France in 1962 and again temporarily in 1967, but the first attempt with a referendum on a set of fully negotiated accession terms.

Results[edit]

ChoiceVotes%
For971,68746.49
Against1,118,28153.51
Total2,089,968100.00
Valid votes2,089,96899.70
Invalid/blank votes6,3880.30
Total votes2,096,356100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,680,90778.20
Source: SSB[1][2]

By constituency[edit]

Results by county.
  No-votes
  Yes-votes
Constituency Electorate Spoilt votes Total poll (%) For (%) Against (%)
Østfold 152,837 392 121,498 (80) 58,931 (49) 62,567 (51)
Akershus 217,851 542 180,503 (83) 102,521 (57) 77,982 (43)
Oslo 356,153 619 291,654 (82) 193,980 (67) 97,674 (33)
Hedmark 124,960 519 99,508 (80) 44,150 (44) 55,358 (56)
Oppland 120,082 314 94,114 (79) 37,550 (40) 56,564 (60)
Buskerud 139,999 400 110,387 (79) 59,532 (54) 50,855 (46)
Vestfold 155,338 247 94,355 (79) 53,515 (57) 40,840 (43)
Telemark 108,485 211 84,056 (78) 32,284 (38) 51,772 (62)
Aust-Agder 55,276 138 40,909 (74) 18,659 (46) 22,250 (54)
Vest-Agder 81,707 177 64,100 (79) 27,510 (43) 36,590 (57)
Rogaland 174,925 309 138,601 (79) 62,096 (45) 76,505 (55)
Hordaland 248,675 511 198,095 (80) 96,996 (49) 101,099 (51)
Sogn og Fjordane 67,335 153 51,705 (77) 15,923 (31) 35,782 (69)
Møre og Romsdal 146,917 240 114,709 (78) 33,504 (29) 81,205 (71)
Sør-Trøndelag 159,730 248 122,092 (77) 51,827 (42) 70,265 (58)
Nord-Trøndelag 77,954 107 60,495 (78) 19,101 (32) 41,394 (68)
Nordland 157,183 549 120,979 (77) 33,228 (27) 87,751 (73)
Troms 88,174 385 66,499 (76) 19,820 (30) 46,679 (70)
Finnmark 47,326 327 35,709 (76) 10,560 (30) 25,149 (70)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Folkeavstemningene om EU og EF. Fylkesvis" (in Norwegian). Ssb.no. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ "Statistikkbanken". Statbank.ssb.no. Retrieved 2010-12-12.[permanent dead link]