1800 French constitutional referendum

A referendum ratifying the constitution of the French consulate was held in February 1800.[1] 53.74% of voters abstained. The official results, as announced by Lucien Bonaparte, Minister of the Interior and brother of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte, were 99.9% in favor of the new constitution. However, academics have claimed that Lucien massaged the votes in favour of the constitution, alleging that only 1,550,000 Frenchmen voted for the change.[1]

Party % of votes Votes
Yes 99.94% 3,011,007[1][2]
No 0.06% 1,562[1][2]
Total 100%
No :
1,562 (0.06%)
Yes :
3,011,007 (99.94%)


  1. ^ a b c d Alexander, Robert (6 February 2017). Napoleon. London: Arnold. p. 22. ISBN 0-340-71916-8.
  2. ^ a b Ellis, Geoffrey (6 February 2017). Napoleon. London: Longman. p. 43. ISBN 0-582-02547-8.

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