1989 Italian advisory referendum

An advisory referendum on the European Economic Community was held in Italy on 18 June 1989,[1] alongside European elections. The non-binding referendum was called by all main parties with a special law, because the Italian Constitution does not allow this type of question. The Italian political spectrum wanted to re-affirm the popular support of Italy to the process of European integration, particularly giving to the European Parliament a popular, constitutional mandate in event of a future European Constitution.

Results of the referendum by province. Blue indicates a majority in favour; red indicates a majority against.


Choice Votes %
 Y Yes 29,189,777 88.1
No 3,954,998 11.9
Invalid/blank votes 4,364,611
Total 37,509,415 100
Registered voters/turnout 46,323,415 81.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1048 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7