1993 Republika Srpska referendum
A two-part referendum was held in Republika Srpska on 15 and 16 May 1993. Voters were asked whether they approved of the Vance-Owen Peace Plan, and whether Republika Srpska should be able to join another country.
Although President Radovan Karadžić had signed the Vance-Owen Peace Plan on 30 April, it was rejected by the National Assembly on 6 May, and subsequently referred to a referendum. It was subsequently rejected by 97% of voters, whilst the proposal to allow the territory to join other countries was approved by a similar percentage.
Mediators referred to the referendum as a "sham".
|Vance-Owen Peace Plan||35,212||3.21||1,060,348||96.79||6,657||1,102,223||1,200,772||91.79||Rejected|
|Republika Srpska free to join other countries||1,061,140||96.87||34,323||3.13||6,754||Approved|
|Source: Direct Democracy|
- Serbian Voters Express Contempt for Peace Plan : Bosnia: In two-day referendum, they are expected to defy outside pressure and continue the deadly struggle Los Angeles Times, 16 May 1993
- Chronology for Serbs in Bosnia UNHCR
- Bosnian Serbs Spurn Un Pact, Set Referendum Chicago Trubune, 6 May 1993
- Republika Srpska (Bosnien-Herzegowina), 16. Mai 1993 : Vance-Owen-Friedensplan Direct Democracy