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Danes to vote in May on EC pact

COPENHAGEN (Reuter) - The Danish government announced that the country's second referendum on the Maastricht treaty would be held on 18 May. The referendum will be on whether to accept a revised deal which allows Danes to opt out of the treaty's long-term plans for a common currency and joint defence.

Danes voted 'no' in the first referendum on 2 June 1992. Polls point towards a clear 'yes' in the new vote.