Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lisbon Treaty Passed with Decisive 67% in Favour

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The Lisbon Treaty has passed in Ireland. This is big news for the re-unification of Europe and huge step towards what many prophecy watchers have been watching for, the Revived Roman Empire.

With only the Czech Republic and Poland remaining as the last obstacles, it is beginning to look like this could be a done deal. I suspect that both of these countries will now move quickly towards ratification.

Like I reported earlier, Tony Blair is looking like the odds on favorite of being appointed to the new EU President position. The real question still remains, what is Javier Solana going to do? He claims he is going to retire, but he is still as active as ever. He is currently heavily involved in the Iran nuclear problem and shows no signs of stepping away. Still all reports claim he is going to retire.

I would guess that we will get an answer to this question in the next few weeks.

Stay Tuned.



Lisbon Treaty Passed with Decisive 67% in Favour

Ireland has passed the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty with an overwhelming majority of 67 per cent in favour as just two of the 43 constituencies voted against it.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen said credit for the result rested with the Irish people who had shown a determination to be at the centre of Europe.

Speaking at a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin this afternoon, Mr Cowen said: “We will now work with all our partners in ensuring the reforms this treaty will bring are implemented”.

Mr Cowen also said he was “confident” the Green Party would stay in the Coalition and that its members would vote in favour of supporting Nama at a party conference next week. "I am confident that my Government will continue and will take all necessary steps to affect economic recovery as quickly as possible".

The referendum was carried with 67.1 per cent of the electorate voting in favour, reflecting a 20.5 per cent swing to the Yes side since the June 2008 referendum. In the first Lisbon poll, the No side secured 53.4 per cent of the vote.

Yesterday's turnout was 58 per cent with 1,214,268 people voting for the treaty and 594,606 voting against. This was higher than the 53.13 per cent turnout for the first referendom on Lisbon.

Dublin South recorded the highest support for the treaty, with 82 per cent of ballots in favour. This was closely followed by DĂșn Laoghaire, which had an 81 per cent Yes vote, a 17.7 per cent swing compared to last year.

Across all 12 Dublin consitutencies support for the treaty was 69 per cent, with a turnout of 59.3 per cent.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he saw the Yes vote as indicative of the Irish electorate's confidence in the European Union and as a “sign that Ireland recognises the role that the European Union has played in responding to the economic crisis”.

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