Spanish law of succession referendum, 1947

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A referendum on the law of succession was held in Spain on 6 July 1947.[1] The Law of Succession (Ley de Sucesión en la Jefatura del Estado) stipulated for the revival of the Monarchy of Spain since this year. The law appointed Francisco Franco as Head of state for life until Franco's death or resignation, and allowing him to appoint his successor as a King or Regent of the Kingdom, and formally established the new "Kingdom of Spain" in some formal contexts. It was reportedly approved by 95.1% of voters.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 14,145,163 95.1
Against 722,656 4.9
Invalid/blank votes 351,744
Total 15,219,563 100
Registered voters/turnout 17,178,812 88.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1823 ISBN 9783832956097