Switching Sides?


NON: French support for a no vote on the E.U. constitution is rising

The oui voters are not amused. Last week, the no camp surpassed the yes bloc for the first time, 51% to 49%, in a poll asking French respondents how they will vote in the May 29 referendum on the proposed E.U. constitution. The yes tally has decreased dramatically, from a high of 69% in December and 63% late last month. Stéphane Rozès, deputy director general of CSA polling agency, which conducted the survey, says growing resentment over government reform, rising unemployment, falling spending power, and the E.U.'s effort to liberalize the service sector could further mobilize the disaffected. "There's growing...

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