French President Jacques Chirac is considering a government shake-up following Sunday's rejection of the European Union constitution by French voters.
Mr. Chirac is set to address the nation Tuesday to discuss what actions he will take. Political sources say Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin is likely to resign in the wake of the French 'no' vote. Mr. Chirac met Monday with several high-ranking officials seen as potential potential successors to Mr. Raffarin.
The EU constitution must be ratified by all 25 member states to come into force, but EU officials say it is still too early to declare the document dead. However, recent polls in the Netherlands show most voters there are also opposed to the EU constitution, due to be voted on in a referendum Wednesday.