Somali constitutional referendum, 1979

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A constitutional referendum was held in Somalia on 25 August 1979. The new constitution replaced the one approved in 1961, and introduced a one-party state with a presidential system of government. It was approved by 99.78% of voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 3,597,592 99.78
Against 7,898 0.22
Total 3,605,490 100
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Somalia African Elections Database