1979 Republic of the Congo constitutional referendum

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A constitutional referendum was held in the Republic of the Congo on 8 July 1979. The new constitution was approved by 96.93% of voters,[1] with a 90.3% turnout.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 707,421 96.9
Against 22,284 3.1
Invalid/blank votes 16,277 -
Total 746,082 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Congo-Brazzaville African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p269 ISBN 0-19-829645-2

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