Official results confirm that Irish voters have rejected the European Union's Lisbon treaty by a 53.4% majority. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso insisted, however, that the ratification process should continue.
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The Irish rejected the Lisbon treaty on reform of the European Union on Thursday. According to local media, the official results were 53.4% for “no” and 46.6% for “yes”.
The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, nevertheless called for other European countries to continue with their own ratification processes. He stressed, however, that the commission “respects” the decision of the Irish voters.
In a joint declaration,
"David against Goliath"
“It’s a great victory for Europe,” declared the president of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, to
“It was David against Goliath,” added
“The Irish, staunch Catholics, fear that
Date created : 2008-06-13