Catalan constitutional referendum, 2006
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From the total votes, 73.24% were in favour of the new Statute, while 20.57% were against. Still, this referendum was noted for its unprecedently high abstention, with a voter turnout of 48.85%. The fact that, all in all, roughly one-third of the electorate voted for it —the rest either did not vote or voted against— is mentioned by its critics.
Neither supporters nor opponents came really satisfied out of this referendum: opponents saw the new Statute passed while those supportive were disappointed by the widespread indifference towards this voting.
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