Tuesday, 28 April 2009

No surprise to Australians

With our history of voting "No" in referendums, Australians would not be surprised to learn that the citizens of Berlin on Sunday came out against a proposal to allow school students to take religion instead of compulsory ethics classes. The "Yes" vote supported by most church groups gained 48.5% of the votes. What was a surprise was that only 29.2 percent of Berlin's 2.45 million eligible voters bothered to cast a ballot at all.
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