Upper Voltan constitutional referendum, 1959
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A constitutional referendum was held in the Republic of Upper Volta on 15 March 1959. Unlike almost all other French colonies in Africa (which were presidential republics), the new constitution would make the territory parliamentary republic with a unicameral National Assembly. It was approved by 80% of voters with a 68.7% turnout.
|Source: Sternberger et al.|
- Elections in Burkina Faso African Elections Database
- Sternberger, D, Vogel, B, Nohlen, D & Landfried, K (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweite Halbband, p1586