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June 24, 2016

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June 24, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – A referendum held June 23 to determine whether the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union – "Brexit" – resulted in a 52 to 48 per cent vote in favour of leaving.

Wilfrid Laurier University has several experts available for comment on various aspects of the topic:

Jörg Broschek, associate professor of Laurier's Political Science program, is an expert in European Union politics, regionalization and devolution, comparative federalism, constitutional politics and democratic theory. Contact information: (available after 7 p.m. June 24).

Simon J. Kiss, assistant professor of Laurier's Digital Media and Journalism program, is an expert in public opinion, political communication and European politics. Contact information: (cell) 905-746-7606 or

Jerzy D. Konieczny, professor of Economics, is an expert on transition countries, economics, monetary policy, fiscal policy, central banking and exchange rates. Contact information:

Maria Gallego, associate professor of Economics, is an expert on public economics, political economy, intergovernmental federalism and microeconomic foundations of macroeconomic policy modelling. Contact information:

Azim Essaji, associate professor of Economics, is an expert on economic development, international trade, law and economics. Contact information:

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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