Nearly half of Spaniards will vote for EU Constitution

25th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 January 2005, MADRID-More than 45 percent of Spaniards are prepared to vote yes to the European Constitution in a country-wide referendum to be held 20 February, according to a poll.

25 January 2005

MADRID-More than 45 percent of Spaniards are prepared to vote yes to the European Constitution in a country-wide referendum to be held 20 February, according to a poll.

In a poll, carried out by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on 19 January,  45.3 percent of respondents said they would
vote yes to the constitution compared with only seven percent who said they would vote against it.

Thirty-five percent said they had not made up their mind yet while 11 percent declared they would abstain from voting.

The Opina Institute poll sampled 1,000 people and has a margin of error of three percent.

Spain will be the first country consulted on the new EU constitution, which must be ratified by all 25 EU member nations in order to go into effect.

While the percentage of those clearly for or against the EU constitution rose from a similar poll taken 4 January, those in the undecided category fell.

But by far the poll's highest number reflected those who said they were ignorant of the contents of the constitution -- nearly 90 percent.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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