First results returned in Children's Rights Referendum11/11/2012 - 11:53:39
The first results of the Children's Rights Referendum have been confirmed today.
Donegal South West became the first constituency to declare, with less than a quarter of eligible electorate voting 56.47% to 43.53% against the amendment.
Tipperary South has also declared, voting in favour of the proposal by 54.17% to 45.83%, with a 35.18% turnout.
The 31st amendment to the Constitution is expected to be carried when a result is announced this afternoon.
Rural constituencies are said to be showing stronger No votes.
For example, in the Taoiseach's Mayo constituency the tallies say it looks like 55% Yes, 45% No.
Dublin West tallies are predicting a 61% Yes, with 57% Yes tallied in Dublin Mid West.
A 100% tally in Tipperary North has predicted a 58% for the Yes side.
A final tally in Wicklow said that turnout is as high as 39% and that the Yes vote there will be around 64%.
A final result, which is expected to result in the country backing the insertion of the children's rights amendment into the Constitution, should be available within a couple of hours.
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