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2005-07-10 13:04:56

By Carsten Lietz LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg approved the European Union's constitution by a solid majority in a referendum on Sunday, but the charter's future was still in doubt after rejections in France and the Netherlands. The vote in the duchy of 465,000 people, which backed the constitution by 56.52 percent to 43.48 percent, averted the threat of Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker's resignation and is likely to boost his already considerable clout in the EU. He will stay on as...

2005-07-10 11:37:31

By Carsten Lietz LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg approved the European Union's troubled constitution by a solid majority in a referendum on Sunday, averting a threat by Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to resign. Voters in the duchy of 465,000 people that houses several key EU institutions backed the charter by 56.52 percent to 43.48 percent, official results showed. But the result is unlikely to revive the charter, designed to make EU decision-making more efficient after the bloc's...

2005-07-10 10:39:26

By Carsten Lietz LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg approved the European Union's troubled constitution by a solid majority in a referendum on Sunday, averting the threat of Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker's resignation. Voters in the duchy of 465,000 people that houses several key EU institutions backed the charter by 56.52 percent to 43.48 percent, with all votes counted. The result is unlikely to revive the charter, designed to make EU decision-making more efficient after the bloc's...

2005-07-10 09:32:34

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - First partial results showed Luxembourg voters leaning toward backing the European Union's troubled constitution in a referendum on Sunday. By 1311 GMT, results from 21 percent of constituencies showed 57.7 percent backed the charter while 42.3 percent opposed, according to the government's official Web Site. The results are not yet representative, because they do not include the outcome of the key constituencies of les Villes de Luxembourg and d'Esch-sur-Alzette,...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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