Eritrean independence referendum, 1993

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An independence referendum was held in Eritrea between 23 and 25 April 1993. The result was 99.83% in favour, with a 98.5% turnout.[1] Independence was declared on 27 April.

Conduct[edit]

The UN Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in Eritrea (UNOVER) was established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 47/114 of 16 December 1992 and lasted until 25 April 1993.[2] The goals of the mission were to verify the impartiality of the referendum, report claims of irregularities, and verify the counting, computation and announcement of the results.

The referendum was completed under budget,[3] and was considered free and fair.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,100,260 99.83
Against 1,822 0.17
Invalid/blank votes 328 -
Total 1,102,410 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,173,706 98.52
Source: African Elections Database

By area[edit]

Area For Against Invalid Total
Votes % Votes %
Asmara 128,443 99.89 144 0.11 33 128,620
Gash Barka 44,425 99.89 47 0.11 0 44,472
Denkalia 25,907 99.65 91 0.35 29 26,027
Gash-Setit 73,236 99.63 270 0.37 0 73,506
Hamasien 76,654 99.92 59 0.08 3 76,716
Akkele Guzay 92,465 99.84 147 0.16 22 92,634
Sahel 51,015 99.72 141 0.28 31 51,187
Semhar 33,596 99.66 113 0.34 41 33,750
Seraye 124,725 99.94 72 0.06 12 124,809
Senhit 78,513 99.97 26 0.03 1 78,540
Freedom fighters 77,512 99.97 21 0.03 46 77,579
Sudan 153,706 99.77 352 0.23 0 154,058
Ethiopia 57,466 99.65 204 0.35 36 57,706
Other 82,597 99.84 135 0.16 74 82,806
Total 1,100,260 99.83 1,822 0.17 328 1,062,410
Source: Eritrea: Birth of a Nation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Eritrea African Elections Database
  2. ^ a b "Eritrea Birth of a Nation". Retrieved 2006-09-15. 
  3. ^ "United Nations Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in Eritrea: Report of the Secretary-General". Forty-eighth session. New York City: United Nations. 1993-08-11.