Early Irish Vote Is 'Yes' to EU
Oct. 19, 2002
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DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) _ Supporters of European Union expansion took an early lead in Ireland's crucial referendum, the first official returns showed Saturday.
Voters in six Dublin districts gave a resounding endorsement to the Union's plan to extend membership to the formerly communist states of the east. They represented less than a sixth of Ireland's total electorate. Final results were expected Sunday.