Residents of Laz, a Czech village of 550 near the Brdy military zone where the US wants to position a missile shield radar base, rejected the plan in a referendum, reports said Sunday.
According to CTK news agency, 60.3 per cent from 456 Laz's eligible voters took part in Saturday's poll. Nearly all - 97.7 per cent - were against the radar base in the military zone, CTK said.
The result of the local referendum - not binding for politicians in Prague - requires the town's council to try and halt the US radar base from being built.
Another 14 municipalities in the region have received the same mandate from residents in previous polls. One local referendum was invalid owing 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 Public Opinion Research Center (CVVM) polling agency, 65 per cent of Czechs oppose the US base, while 28 per cent support it. The rest did not know.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Temmuz 2007, 11:09