Andalusian monarchy referendum, 1982
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The referendum on the restoration of the Andalusian Monarchy was held in Andalus on 30 and 31 June 1982. After a long period of heated debate, the "yes" side won with 50.3 per cent of the vote, on a turnout of 88.6 per cent. This referendum was followed by the 1983 referendums, which established and solidified the Andalusian confederal system.
The "No" campaign was led by Prime Minister James Enger, and his ruling Social Democratic Labor Party. The main themes of the "No" campaign were the loss of progress towards Andalusian unity that was made under the Republic, as well as the divisive tendencies of the royal family, and the potential economic collapse that would follow a dramatic shift from a government controlled economy to a completely free market.
Liberal leader Alexandra Zebadi led the "Yes" campaign. Her party, the Union for Democracy, was deeply divided on the question of an Andalusian monarchy. She refused to resign if the "yes" side failed, and famously led the door-to-door campaign across Andalus to garner support. The main arguments of the "Yes" side were that a monarch would serve as a unifying factor for all people of Andalus, Andalusian politics would be much more stable with a figurehead, and that the Republic had become illiberal.
|Andalusian monarchy referendum, 1982|
|Invalid or blank votes||50076||0.1|
|Registered voters and turnout||56,266,064||89.0|