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EU vote in France still a close call as official campaigns begin

[JURIST] The French yes [Ensemble pour le "oui" website] and no [Gaullist website] campaigns on the proposed EU constitution [text; French EU constitution backgrounder by the Paris-based Centre d'information sur l'Europe] officially began Monday with the two sides nearly deadlocked just two weeks before the critical vote on May 29. The constitution requires support from all 25 EU member states and a rejection from an major member such as France could scuttle the constitional project and breed political uncertainty throughout the EU. The latest opinion poll shows the French "no" campaign in the lead with 54 percent of the vote, an increase of 4 percent from just ten days ago. Expatica has more.

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