Spaniards undecided on EU constitution

20th December 2004, Comments 0 comments

20 December 2004, MADRID - Nearly 60 percent of Spaniards are undecided on whether they will vote in favour or against the proposed EU constitution during a referendum planned on the issue next February, according to a poll.

20 December 2004

MADRID - Nearly 60 percent of Spaniards are undecided on whether they will vote in favour or against the proposed EU constitution during a referendum planned on the issue next February, according to a poll.

The poll, published by the Spanish daily El Pais, said that of the 1,000 people questioned for the survey, 58.8 percent were undecided compared to 28.1 percent who said they planned to vote in favour of the constitutional text.
 
The survey, carried out by the Opina Institute, also showed that 4.6 percent planned to vote against the constitution and 1.4 percent said they would cast a spoiled ballot.

A similar poll carried out in October had 42.6 percent undecided, 36.5 in favour, and 3.2 percent against.

The latest poll said 84.9 percent of those questioned believe the proposed constitution was necessary for European integration and 4.1 percent thought the contrary.

The poll also showed that 93.6 percent of those questioned said they planned to cast their ballot during the February 20 referendum, a turnout rate which would be unheard of in Spain since democratic rule began 27 years ago.

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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