Ireland voted 67% in favor of the Lisbon Treaty
03.10.2009 23:01 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Ireland voted 67% in favor of the Lisbon Treaty with
just 33% voting against, according to the final count announced
Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The big swing to a Yes vote was helped by a 6% rise in voter turnout
to 59%.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today hailed the
Irish `yes' vote to the Lisbon treaty as `a great day for Ireland and
for Europe'.

The Lisbon Treaty was rejected by Irish voters in June 2008 by a 53.4%
to 46.6% vote with a 53% turnout.

Ireland is unique among the European Union's 27 member nations in
holding a public referendum on the treaty forged in Lisbon to replace
the failed EU constitution.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress