Another Czech town rejects US radar

Residents of Mirosov, a town of some 2,000 near the Brdy military zone where the United States may seek to place a missile shield radar base, have rejected the US facility in a local referendum, reports said Sunday.

Another Czech town rejects US radar
Residents of Mirosov, a town of some 2,000 near the Brdy military zone where the United States may seek to place a missile shield radar base, have rejected the US facility in a local referendum, reports said Sunday.

According to CTK news agency, 920 or 51.51 per cent from 1,786 Mirosov's eligible voters took part in the poll held Saturday. All but 30 of the 897 valid votes cast were against erecting the radar base in the military zone, CTK reported.

The result of the local referendum is not binding for politicians in Prague. It requires the town's council to try and halt the US radar base from being built in the nearby Brdy military zone located one hour south-west of Prague.

Another 13 municipalities in the region have received the same mandate from their residents in previous polls. One local referendum was invalid due to low turnout.

Several other towns in the military zone's vicinity have rejected the base in opinion polls.

According to the latest nationwide opinion poll by Factum Invenio polling agency, 64 per cent of Czechs oppose the US base, while 30 per cent support it.
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