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Det norske nei! - Norwegians say no!

Saether, Arild (1995) Det norske nei! - Norwegians say no! EIPASCOPE, 1995 (2). pp. 1-3.

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    [From the Introduction]. In the referendum on 28 November 1994, the Norwegian people turned down accession to the European Union for the second time. Taking the country as a whole, 52.2% of the voters said No' and 47.8% said Yes'. Of the 3.3 million with the right to vote, 89% used their right. The No' and Yes' votes were not evenly distributed around the country. In the three northernmost counties more than {1}0% said No'. In the four counties north of Trondheim there was not a majority of Yes' votes in one single municipality; many of these municipalities had more than 80% No' votes. Only in five counties in the central areas around the capital Oslo and around the Oslofjord did a majority of the voters say Yes'. In Oslo and the two largest neighbouring municipalities more than 65% of the voters said Yes'. There was also a clear but not very large majority of Yes' votes in the larger cities in the southern part of the country. Therefore, a clear urban/rural pattern can be found in the distribution of votes ­ with few exceptions, the rural areas voted No' and the urban areas said Yes'.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Norway
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > European elections/voting behavior
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    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2003
    Page Range: pp. 1-3
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:16

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