Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands constitutional referendum, 1978

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A referendum on the proposed constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia was held on 12 July 1978. It was approved in Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap, who formed the Federation on 10 May the following year.[1] In the Marshall Islands and Palau it was rejected, resulting in the islands becoming separate states.

Results[edit]

Island(s) For Against Invalid/
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Total Registered
voters
Turnout
Votes % Votes %
Chuuk 9,762 69.72 4,239 30.28 609 14,610 17,736 82.37
Kosrae 1,118 61.36 704 38.64 1,822 2,182
Marshall Islands 3,888 38.48 6,217 61.52 10,105 12,996
Palau 2,720 44.89 3,339 55.11 114 6,173 6,500 94.97
Pohnpei 5,970 74.72 2,020 25.28 518 8,508 11,177 76.12
Yap 3,359 94.75 186 5.25 83 3,628 4,650 78.02
Source: Direct Democracy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p634 ISBN 0-19-924959-8