Wallis and Futuna status referendum, 1959

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A referendum on becoming an Overseas territory was held in Wallis and Futuna on 27 December 1959.[1] The proposal was approved by 94.37% of voters.[1] Every voter on Wallis voted in favour, whilst all but three of the votes against the proposal were cast in the Futuna Islands.[1]


Do you want the Wallis and Futuna Isles to become an integral part of the French Republic as an Overseas territory?

Choice Votes %
For 4,307 94.37
Against 257 5.63
Invalid/blank votes 12
Total 4,576 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,695 97.47
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ a b c Conversion to Overseas Territory Direct Democracy (German)