November 1994 Uruguayan referendum

double constitutional referendum was held in Uruguay on 27 November 1994 alongside general elections. Voters were asked two questions; whether they approved of two initiatives, one on preventing cuts in pension payments,[1] and one on the proportion of the state budget spent on education.[2] The first question was approved, whilst the second was rejected.

Initiatives

Pension cuts

The pension cuts referendum was initiated by the Association of Retirees through collecting signatures equal to one-tenth of the number of registered voters.[1]

Education budget

The referendum on reserving 27% of the state budget for education was initiated by the Teachers Union by collecting the required number signatures. It would involve amending articles 214, 215 and 220 of the constitution.[2]

Results

Pension cuts

Choice Votes %
For 1,540,462 72.30
Against 590,156 27.70
Total 2,130,618 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,328,478 91.50
Source: Direct Democracy

Education budget

Choice Votes %
For 694,351 32.58
Against 1,436,267 67.42
Total 2,130,618 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,328,478 91.50
Source: Direct Democracy

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:ab Uruguay, 27 November 1994: No hidden cuts in pension payments Direct Democracy (in German)
  2. ^ Jump up to:ab Uruguay, 27 November 1994: 27% of the state budget for education Direct Democracy (in German)

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