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French referendum on Algerian self-determination, 1961

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French referendum on Algerian self-determination, 1961

A referendum on self-determination for Algeria was held in France on 8 January 1961.[1] Self-determination was approved by 75.0% of voters overall and 69.5% in Algeria. Voter turnout was 92.2%.[2]


Choice Metropolitan France Total
Votes % Votes %
For 15,200,073 75.3 17,447,669 75.0
Against 4,996,474 24.7 5,817,775 25.0
Invalid/blank votes 594,699 721,469
Total 20,791,246 100 23,986,913 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


Choice Votes %
For 1,749,969 69.5
Against 767,546 30.5
Invalid/blank votes 109,174
Total 2,626,689 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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