Lithuanian independence referendum, 1991

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An independence referendum was held in the Lithuania on 9 February 1991.[1] It was approved by 93.2% of voters. The number of voters voting "yes" was 76.5% of all registered voters, far exceeding the threshold of 50%.[2] Independence had been declared on 11 March 1990,[3] and was achieved in August 1991.[4]

The independence of the Republic of Lithuania was recognized by the United States on 2 September 1991. On 6 September 1991, the Soviet Union itself did the same.


Choice Votes %
For 2,028,339 93.2
Against 147,040 6.8
Invalid/blank votes 72,431
Total 2,247,810 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,652,738 84.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

See also


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1201 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1210
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1189
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1190
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