East German constitutional referendum, 1968

constitutional referendum was held in East Germany on April 6, 1968. [1] The new constitution was approved by 96.4% of voters, with turnout reported to be 98.1%, [2] and came into force on 9 April. [3]

Background

On December 1, 1967 the Volkskammer established a commission to draw a new constitution. This was the Volkskammer with no dissenting votes on March 26, 1968, a law on conducting a referendum to approve the constitution. [3]

Results

Choice votes %
for 11536803 96.4
Against 409.733 3.4
Invalid / blank votes 24.353
Total 11970889 100
Registered voters / turnout 12208986 98.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. Jump up^ Nohlen, D& Stöver, P (2010)Elections in Europe: A handbook, p762ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Jump up^ Nohlen & Stöver, p770
  3. ^ Jump up to:b German Democratic Republic, April 6, 1968: Constitution Direct Democracy (in German)

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