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Last Updated: Monday May 30 2005 10:58 GMT

What is the French referendum about?

French woman in front of EU Constitution posters
The set of rules will only become law if all 25 members agree to it by the end of October 2006.

On Sunday 29 May 2005, the French people were asked whether they want an EU constitution. They voted 'no'.

Letting ordinary voters have their say is called a referendum.

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