ElectionGudie

May 29, 2005 Held

28,988,300
Voted
France

French Republic

Referendum

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:28,988,300
Valid Votes:28,257,778
Invalid Votes:730,522

Provisions

"Do you approve of the law project which authorizes the ratification of the treaty giving Europe a Constitution? "

No15,449,508

54.67

Yes12,808,270

45.33

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • This referendum is to approve the new European Union Constitution.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jacques CHIRAC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dominique DE VILLEPIN
  • Assembly: France has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 321 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 577 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • This referendum is to approve the new European Union Constitution. "Do you approve of the law project which authorizes the ratification of the treaty giving Europe a Constitution? "
    "Approuvez-vous le projet de loi qui autorise la ratification du traité établissant une Constitution pour l'Europe?"

Electoral Requirements

  • Popular majority is required for the referendum to pass.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 63,179,356 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 41,789,202 (May 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 32,349,115 (2005)

·         Is France a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has France ratified CEDAW: Yes (14 December 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 71 (National Assembly) following 2002 election; 56 (Senate) following 2004 election) 

·         Human Development Index Position: 22 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low

Disability Data:

·         Is France a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has France ratified CRPD: Yes (18 February 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 9,476,903 (est.)