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.