Third survey shows rising French opposition to EU constitution

Third survey shows rising French opposition to EU constitution

[JURIST] Results of a French poll to be published in Saturday's Marianne magazine [media website] show that 55% of French voters intend to vote against approving the European constitution [official website; treaty text]. This is the third survey in recent weeks that indicate that French voters could reject the EU constitution [JURIST report] in the upcoming May referendum. The percentage of those against approving the document is growing, despite efforts to avoid a negative French vote [JURIST report] made this week by the Council of the European Union [official website]. The EU constitution must be ratified by all 25 EU member states by November 2006 before it can take effect. AFP has more.