Ireland votes 'yes' to EU treaty with 60.3 pct

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Posted: Jun 01, 2012 10:41 AM
Ireland votes 'yes' to EU treaty with 60.3 pct

An official in Ireland says voters have offered a decisive "yes" in a referendum to the European Union's deficit-fighting treaty.

Final results declared Friday for Ireland's referendum gave the pro-treaty side 60.3 percent of all votes cast, better than most opinion polls during the month-long campaign.

Anti-treaty voters won a majority in only five of Ireland's 43 constituencies, with anti-EU sentiment strongest in the poorest parts of Dublin and the northwest county of Donegal.