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1972 Malagasy military rule referendum

A referendum on military rule was held in Madagascar on 8 October 1972. It followed General Gabriel Ramanantsoa taking power from elected President Philibert Tsiranana in May, and Ramanantsoa's proposals for a five-year transition period during which the National Assembly would be suspended. The plans were approved by 94.43% of voters, with an 84% voter turnout.[1]

1972 Malagasy military rule referendum Intro articles: 4


Choice Votes %
For 2,784,687 96.43
Against 103,215 3.57
Invalid/blank votes 18,567 -
Total 2,906,469 100
Source: EISA


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