Burundian constitutional referendum, 2005

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A constitutional referendum was held in Burundi on 28 February 2005. The new constitution was approved by 92% of voters.[1]

Proposed constitution

The proposed new constitution guaranteed representation for both Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups by setting out ethnic quotas for parliament, government and the army, which had been dominated by Tutsis since independence;


Most political parties urged a "Yes" vote in the poll, but some Tutsi parties urged a "No" vote, stating that the new constitution doesn't give Tutsis enough guarantees.


Choice Votes %
Invalid/blank votes60,285
Registered voters/turnout3,132,49492.40
Source: African Election Archive


  1. Elections in Burundi African Elections Database

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