Zambian constitutional referendum, 1969

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19221969 2016

A constitutional referendum was held in Zambia on 17 June 1969. The referendum proposed amending the constitution to remove the requirement for future amendments of clauses protecting fundamental rights to go to a public referendum, and instead require only a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly.[1] The referendum was passed with 85% voting in favour of the change. Voter turnout was 69.5%.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 904,337 85.02
Against 159,348 14.98
Invalid/blank votes 39,667
Total 1,103,352 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,587,966 69.48
Source: African Elections Database


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