'No' camp gains more ground in France

14th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 13 (AFP) - A new poll shows opponents of the European Union constitution gaining support among French voters ahead of the May 29 referendum, Le Parisien newspaper said in its edition to appear Thursday.

PARIS, April 13 (AFP) - A new poll shows opponents of the European Union constitution gaining support among French voters ahead of the May 29 referendum, Le Parisien newspaper said in its edition to appear Thursday.

The poll conducted by the CSA Institute found that 55 percent backed the "no" campaign - up one percentage point from the previous poll - compared with 45 percent in favour of the new EU constitution.

The telephone survey was taken on April 12 and 13 among a national sample of 795 registered voters aged 18 and older.

The latest poll appears the day that French President Jacques Chirac was scheduled to go on national television to present the arguments for the constitution's yes" campaign.

Since the middle of March, 14 consecutive opinion polls, conducted by various institutes, have shown the "no" campaign winning the referendum.

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Subject: French News

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