1970 Upper Voltan constitutional referendum
A constitutional referendum was held in the Republic of Upper Volta on 14 June 1970. It followed a military coup in 1966, and would restore multi-party democracy. However, the new constitution made the country a presidential republic, with the President able to dissolve the National Assembly and rule by decree. It also allowed coup leader Sangoulé Lamizana to remain President for a further four years. It was approved by 98.56% of voters with a 77.3% turnout.
|Source: Sternberger et al.|
- Elections in Burkina Faso African Elections Database
- Sternberger, D, Vogel, B, Nohlen, D & Landfried, K (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweite Halbband, p1586