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1795 French constitutional referendum

The French constitutional referendum of 1795 was a referendum to establish the French Directory. The vote was held in July 1795 and was passed by a 95% majority.


The official result was more than 95% in favor of the new constitution. Of the seven million eligible voters, 81.83% abstained. Only 4.49% of voters cast valid votes.

French constitutional referendum, 1795
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 1,057,390 95.48
No 49,978 4.52
Total votes 1,107,368 100.00