In a Referendum, Sweden Resoundingly Reject the Euro

The Swedish referendum came as the European Union has been working on a new constitution to underpin its expansion to 25 members. Across the Baltic Sea from Sweden, the tiny former Soviet republic of Estonia voted by a 2-to-1 margin in a separate referendum today in favor of being one of the 10 new members of the European Union next year.

The campaign leading up to the Swedish ballot had threatened to be overwhelmed by the death of Ms. Lindh, whose killing stunned Sweden, rekindling memories of the slaying in 1986 of Prime Minister Olof Palme. The police said today that they had not arrested a suspect in her killing.

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