Senegalese constitutional referendum, 2001

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A constitutional referendum was held in Senegal on 7 January 2001. Voters were asked whether they approved of a new constitution. It was approved by 94% of voters,[1] leading to early parliamentary elections taking place in April 2001.


The proposed constitution would abolish the Senate, which had only come into existence in 1999; its first election had been boycotted by the opposition parties, who viewed its creation as unnecessary. It also reduced the presidential term from seven to five years.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 1,559,432 94.02
Against 99,108 5.98
Invalid/blank votes 26,622
Total 1,685,162 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,563,422 65.74
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ a b Elections in Senegal African Elections Database