The French have apparently rejected the EU Constitution. With 83% of the votes counted, it’s 57% Non, according to ABC news.
The draft constitution was, from my perspective, the worst of the new Europe: Opaque, complex and undemocratic. We can hope that new blood in the EU will press for a simpler, more transparent, and more responsive new constitution.
Of course, its also possible that France will simply ask its citizens to vote again and again until they get it right, or maybe they’ll buy voting machines from Diebold, which contain features to prevent this sort of embarrassing problem.