Faroese alcohol referendum, 1973

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A referendum on creating a state monopoly on alcoholic beverages was held in the Faroe Islands on 8 November 1973. The proposal was rejected by 62% of voters, equating to 37.7% of registered voters, above the 33% quorum required for rejection. Prohibition was eventually lifted in 1992.


In 1907 the Løgting voted to hold a consultative referendum on banning alcoholic drinks. The result was a strong "yes" vote, with over 95% of voters voting for prohibition.[1] As a result, a ban on the serving and trade in beverages with an alcoholic content above 2% was introduced the following year.


Choice Votes %
Invalid/blank votes97
Registered voters/turnout24,10361.68
Source: Direct Democracy


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