Romanian plebiscite, 1864

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A constitutional referendum was held in United Principalities on 4 June [O.S. 23 May]–7 June [O.S. 26 May] 1864. The proposals were approved by 99.81% of voters.[1]

Background[edit]

The Paris Convention (19 August [O.S. 7 August] 1858) remained the governing document following the election of Alexandru Ioan Cuza as Domnitor over the United Principalities (1859). After the referendum, the Paris Convention was replaced by Cuza's own organic law, entitled "Statute expanding the Paris Convention" (Statutul dezvoltător al Convenției de la Paris). The Senate of Romania was created following the referendum, called Corpul Ponderator (Ponderative Body).[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 682,621 99.81
Against 1,307 0.17
Invalid/blank votes
Total 683,928 100
Registered voters/turnout 754,148 90.69
Source: Direct Democracy

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