2003 Qatari constitutional referendum

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A referendum to approve a new constitution was held in Qatar on 29 April 2003. The constitution was overwhelmingly approved, with almost 98% in favour. The population of the country was estimated to be around 790,000 at the time of the referendum with only 85,000 registered voters. Voter turnout was 84.3%.[1]


Option Votes %
Yes 69,987 98.39
No 1,145 1.61
Invalid votes 274
Total 71,665 100
Source: IFES Election Guide