Democratic Republic of the Congo constitutional referendum, 1967

Democratic Republic of the Congo constitutional referendum, 1967
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A constitutional referendum was held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 4 and 16 June 1967. The new constitution created a unitary state with a presidential system, whereby the president would be selected by a unicameral National Assembly and then approved by a referendum. It also abolished presidential term limits, limited the number of political parties to two, and gave women the vote.[1]

The prosposed constitusion was approved by 97.8% of voters.[2]

Results

Choice Votes %
For 8,220,000 97.8
Against 184,907 2.2
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 8,404,907 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. ^ DRC: Elections under the Second Republic EISA
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p291 ISBN 0198296452

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