Norwegian monarchy referendum, 1905

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A referendum on Prince Carl of Denmark becoming King of Norway was held in Norway on 12 and 13 November 1905.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the Storting's decision to in authorise the government to make the offer of the throne of the newly independent country.[2]

The proposal was approved by 78.9% of voters.[3] Following the referendum, the parliament offered Prince Carl a mandate to the Norwegian throne on 18 November. The new royal family arrived in Norway on 25 November. Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales were crowned as King and Queen of Norway in a ceremony in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim 22 June 1906, with Carl taking the title Haakon VII.[4]


Choice Votes %
For 259,563 78.9
Against 69,264 21.1
Invalid/blank votes 2,403
Total 331,230 100
Registered voters/turnout 439,748 75.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

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  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1437 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Kong Haakon VII (1872-1957) Kongehuset (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1446
  4. ^ Kroninga av Kong Haakon og Dronning Maud Kongehuset (Norwegian)

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