1972 Norwegian European Communities membership referendum
A referendum on whether Norway should join the European Community was held on 25 September 1972. After a long period of heated debate, the "No" side won with 53.5 per cent of the vote. Prime MinisterTrygve Bratteli resigned as a result of the defeat. This was Norway's second attempt at becoming a member, after having been rejected by France in 1962 and again temporarily in 1967, but the first attempt with a referendum on a set of fully negotiated accession terms.