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1958 Gabonese constitutional referendum

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A referendum on the new constitution of France was held in Gabon on 28 September 1958 as part of a wider referendum held across the French Union. The new constitution would see the country become part of the new French Community if accepted, or result in independence if rejected. It was approved by 92.6% of voters, with a 78.7% turnout.[1]


Choice Votes %
Yes 190,334 92.58
No 15,244 7.42
Invalid/blank votes 3,022
Total 208,600 100
Registered voters/turnout 265,161 78.67
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p398 ISBN 0-19-829645-2