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Plans for the plebiscite on the transfer of Nice and Savoy from Piedmont-Sardinia to France are published

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04/07/1860
The Provisional Governor of Nice published the instructions for the plebiscite through which inhabitants could confirm or reject Piedmont-Sardinia's planned transfer of the area to France.  The vote was to take place over a Sunday and Monday, April 15 and 16, 1860, with a simple "yes" or "no" the only response on the ballot. The voting in Savoy on the same question was set for April 22.  Results showed an overwhelming vote in both elections confirming the transfer to French control.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Sarah Wambaugh, James Brown Scott,  A Monograph on Plebiscites: with a collection of official documents (New York: Oxford University Press, 1920), 579. 

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