Monday, March 28, 2005

Chirac and the European Constitution

Jacques Chirac, from Tokio, made his point on the European Constitution.
Not surprisingly his message does not concern the substance of the debate but only the form. As Raphael pointed out below, the President wishes to present the 'No' to the European Constitution as a tragedy.

This is not sufficient. French people, as well as European people, want to know why the 'No' would be a tragedy, and why the 'Yes' would make us all better off. Chirac has insisted that French people should concentrate on the role of this constitution for the future of Europe and that they should not see it as a chance to change the domestic government. However, given the polls, if the 'no' were to prevail, Chirac should consider this defeat as a personal one.

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