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The Content section will provide news, quotes and background materials refering to the topic of the EU Constitution. The time-table will give you an overview about the current status concerning the referendums on the Constitution.

 

Dramatic drop in the support of EU Constitution continues


Please find below the latest figures of polls that were done after the French and Dutch vote. Apart from France and Holland there is a majority against the EU Constitution in Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland and the United Kingdom. In Portugal the situation is 50:50, the same can be expected in Luxembourg where 2/3 of the 16% undecided voters are expected to say no. With them the 35% no votes - actually suggested by the current polls - would add up to around 48-49% for the No. If there were actually a referendum in Luxembourg, what will be finally decided during the Brussles' summit this week, we all can look forward to an exciting neck and neck race.

The verdict of the French and Dutch people was:

France => AGAINST
54.9% no - 45.1% "yes". Turnout: 69,7%
Referendum - 29 May 2005

The Netherlands => AGAINST
38.4% yes - 61.6% no. Turnout: 62,8%
Referendum - 1 June 2005

The following polls were all made after the French and Dutch "no":

Austria => AGAINST
29% yes - 43% no
ORF/OGM-Institut - 1 June 05

Czech Republic => AGAINST
19% yes - 29% no
Dnes/SC&C - 13. June 05
21.1% yes - 36.9% no
Dnes - 14 July 2005

Denmark => AGAINST
30.8% yes - 39.5% no - 29.7% undecided
Greens Analyseinstitut/Børsen – 3 Jun 05

Germany => AGAINST
40% Yes – 43% No
Der Spiegel/TSN Infratest – 12 Jun 2005

Greece => AGAINST
31% Yes - 46% No - 23% undecided
VPRC/dpa - 10 Jun 05

Ireland => AGAINST
30% yes - 35% no
TNS mrbi/Irish Times – 14. Jun 05

Latvia=> AGAINST
40% yes - 49% no
Latvijas fakti/LETA – 30. Sep 05

UK => AGAINST
28% Yes – 72% No
The Sun/MORI - 3 Jun 2005

Portugal => 50:50
50.8% Yes - 49.2% No
Expresso - 13 Jun 2005

Poland => STILL FOR
40% Yes – 35% No – 25% Undecided
PBS - 13 Jun 05

  


In decline: In at least nine countries a majority of voters oposes the EU Constitution