Saturday, February 19, 2005

Spain's Referendum

On October 29, 2004, the heads of state or government of the 25 member states of the European Union signed the Treaty establishing the Constitution for Europe. All 25 states must ratify the Constitution by October 29, 2006 for it to enter into force. Three states--Hungary, Lithuania, and Slovenia--have already ratified by means of parliamentary votes. Tomorrow Spain will become the first EU member state to hold a referendum on the Treaty.

Stay tuned for the result.