Spanish European Constitution Referendum, 2005

Spanish European Constitution Referendum, 2005

A referendum on the treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe was held in Spain on 20 February 2005. The consultative referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union was approved by 81.8% of voters, although turnout was just 41.8%, the lowest since the end of the Franco era.

The referendum was not legally binding on the government, but paved the way for parliamentary ratification of the constitutional treaty, which happened in the Congress of Deputies on 28 April 2005, with a result of 319 "Yes" to 19 "No", and in the Upper Chamber on 18 May 2005 with a result of 225 "Yes" to 6 "No" and one abstention.

Read more about Spanish European Constitution Referendum, 2005:  Campaign, Results

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