The World from Berlin 'Referenda Would Be Good for German Democracy'

Following a successful referendum in Bavaria on Sunday to ban smoking in restaurants and bars, many Germans are calling for the creation of plebiscites on the national level. German commentators say that the country may be ready for more direct democracy, despite negative historical experiences.
Cigarettes will no longer be tolerated at Oktoberfest -- or any other place where you can buy a beer in Bavaria.

Cigarettes will no longer be tolerated at Oktoberfest -- or any other place where you can buy a beer in Bavaria.

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-- Daryl Lindsey