Poll Indicates French May Vote No to EU Constitution

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    If the French vote 'no" to the EU Constitution, then Chirac's plan to create an EU to "counterbalance" America will be temporarily torpedoed. But the setback will be only temporary. The French will continue to hold referendums until they get a “yes” vote.

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    at least they get to vote. In Germany they know they'd never get
    a Yes out of the people.
     
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    So in Germany there will be no vote on the EU Constitution?
     
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    no the constitution (Basic Law) does not allow for direct federal voting.

    The left wanted to change it, conservatives (for other reason then the EU
    vote) did not go with it.

    So it is technically not possible at the moment.
     
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    Did Germany vote with a Referendum ? i believe it is forbidden isn't it ?

    How do they vote ? Bundesrat ? Bundestag ? both ?

    THe problem in France is that a lot of people will vote NO but not against the Treaty about an European Constitution (and it is not really a Constitution, but a treaty), but against the JP Raffarin's Governement. So,j the governement should certainly be blamed, but not with this vote.

    Now, the Bolkestein directive gives some arguments for the NO camp.

    But a NO would "destruct" some advances in the european construction.
     
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    You mean they won't be able to build terrorist recuitment centers? :teeth:
     
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