Auxit, Frexit, Nexit? EU countries may hold referendums following Brexitvote
As UK citizens head to the polls for the ‘Brexit’ vote, many are speculating the move could have a domino effect across Europe. With Euroskeptic politicians gaining ground, polls show at least eight more countries could ‘want out’ of the EU.
The survey, conducted by Peter Hajek Opinion Strategies, found that 38 percent of respondents were in favor of an ‘Auxit.’
The poll, which surveyed 700 people, found that the biggest supporters of an Austrian referendum are those supporting the right-wing and EU-skeptic Freedom Party.
“We need a referendum similar to the referendum in Great Britain, so the people of Austria can decide,” Robert Marschall, leader of Austria’s EU Exit Party, recently stated in a VOA interview.
And though 53 per cent of the nation for the moment want to stay in the EU, the gap is not that big, especially compared to the results of the same survey conducted in 2014, which suggested only a quarter of the population supported the country’s EU exit. Moreover, last year, 260,000 Austrians signed an EU exit petition, forcing a referendum debate in parliament.
Polls recently conducted in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary also showed that these countries could follow Britain if it succeeds in leaving the EU. Euroskeptic politicians in these countries have been adding fuel to the fire, stepping up their calls for EU-exits in light of the British referendum.
On Wednesday, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stressed that France should have its own ‘Frexit’ vote.
“What I’m asking for is a referendum in France. Every EU member should be able to have its say in a referendum,” the National Front leader told France’s TF1 television. A March poll by the University of Edinburgh found that 53 percent of the French are in favor of a referendum on leaving the Union.
open the doors..the dominoes are falling..
“Polls recently conducted in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary also showed that these countries could follow Britain if it succeeds in leaving the EU.”
#Czexit sounds good to..