Yes 41.4% No 58.6% turnout 4t.6%. Held 30 November 2008 along with four other referendums. This initiative “for a flexible state pension age” would have allowed most people to retire without the loss of state benefits at the age of 62 instead of at the age of 65 for men or 64 for women. Opinion started for the proposal but moved against the idea during the campaign showing that campaigns work and voters can take a sensible decision apparently counter to their personal benefit. The shift in opinion is shown here unmistakably if little out of focus.