Richard North, 23/04/2004  

Expatica, 23 April 2004

The rot starts... now wait for the French!

BERLIN - More than two-thirds of Germans favour holding a popular referendum in this country on ratification of the proposed European Union constitution, according to a survey released Thursday.

The representative survey by the Forsa Institute for N24 television showed 69 percent of respondents favoured a referendum like the one Prime Minister Tony Blair has proposed for Britain on the issue. Only 25 percent opposed such a referendum, according to the survey of 1,001 persons.

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has come out staunchly opposed to holding a referendum in Germany on the issue.

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