Saturday, October 3, 2009

Expectation of EU Treaty says "Yes" to Irish

Voters arise to accept backed the EU's Lisbon Accord in the Republic of Ireland's acute additional referendum.

Early allotment are assuming bright majorities for the "Yes" attack - aloof 18 months afterwards voters alone the accord aboriginal time round.

The treaty, aimed at streamlining controlling in the 27-nation EU, cannot booty aftereffect unless all affiliate states accredit it.

Ireland's adopted abbot predicted a acceptable win for the "Yes" campaign.

"I am captivated for the country," Micheal Martin told Irish radio on Saturday.

The official aftereffect is accepted backward on Saturday afternoon.

Ireland was the alone EU affiliate accompaniment to authority a election on Lisbon, admitting there accept been calls for referendums in several countries.

The baton of the anti-Lisbon antechamber accumulation Libertas, Declan Ganley, said the aftereffect apparent a "very acceptable win" for the "Yes" camp.

Counting started at centres beyond the country at 0900 (0800 GMT) and after-effects are actuality relayed to the civic calculation centre in Dublin Castle.

Tallies based on fractional after-effects announce a 60:40 "Yes" vote in some constituencies.

The aboriginal official result, for Tipperary South in southern Ireland, showed 68.4% voting "Yes" and 31.6% "No".

Later, the aftereffect from Kildare North showed 76% in favour and in Tipperary North the "Yes" vote was 70%.

As expected, Donegal North East alone the accord again, but alone narrowly, with 52% to the "No" camp.

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