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1919 Norwegian prohibition referendum

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A referendum on introducing prohibition was held in Norway on 5 and 6 October 1919.[1] Partial prohibition had been in effect since 1917, and the prohibition proposal did not include all types of alcohol, only spirits. The proposal was approved by 61.6% of voters. A second referendum on whether the prohibition should be maintained was held in 1926, resulting in an overturning of the law.

Results

Choice Votes %
For 489,017 61.6
Against 304,673 38.4
Invalid/blank votes 3,784
Total 797,474 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,198,522 66.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By county

Map of the results of the referendum.
Map of the results of the referendum.
County Votes for (%)
Østfold 65.4
Akershus 33.7
Oslo 21.0
Hedmark 49.2
Oppland 59.4
Buskerud 42.4
Vestfold 49.9
Telemark 72.6
Aust-Agder 76.3
Vest-Agder 77.6
Rogaland 82.1
Hordaland 80.8
Bergen 45.3
Sogn og Fjordane 79.2
Møre og Romsdal 88.0
Sør-Trøndelag 70.0
Nord-Trøndelag 77.8
Nordland 73.2
Troms 74.1
Finnmark 66.9

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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