French EU Referendum Results

Nic Jasson writes, “The spectacular failure of the EU Constitution referendum in France (rejected by 55% of voters yesterday) is easy to understand from this interactive map from the French daily Le Monde, showing the yes/no vote in the 100 départements in mainland France and overseas France. Only 17 out of 100 départements approved the EU Constitution, creating this massive unbroken red carpet and leaving only two blue islands: Western France (Brittany) and Paris with its affluent Western suburbs.” (Well, and Lyon, Strasbourg and the Haute-Savoie, plus four of the overseas bits, but that’s being nitpicky.)