Syrian constitutional referendum, 1961

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A constitutional referendum was held in Syria on 1 December 1961.[1] Voters had the choice of submitting a green ballot marked "I am in favour of the temporary constitution" or a red one marked "I am against the temporary constitution". However, the ballot was not secret, and votes were made in the presence of an official.[2] The temporary constitution was approved by 97.1% of voters.


Choice Votes %
For 617,880 97.1
Against 18,706 2.9
Invalid/blank votes
Total 636,586 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p221 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. Nohlen et al., p224