BREAKING NEWS - Luxembourg votes Yes in European constitution referendum

[JURIST] Luxembourg has voted Yes in Sunday's national referendum on the European constitution, supporting the beleaguered EU treaty by a wide margin of roughly 57%-43%, with all precincts reporting [official referendum website, in French]. This is the first European referendum victory for EU charter supporters since Dutch voters voted No [JURIST report] in early June, and saves the job of Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, who had promised to resign if the pact were defeated. After the constitution's defeats in Netherlands and France, its ratification deadline has been extended to at least 2007 [JURIST report].

 

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