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Saturday, May 23, 1998 Published at 15:45 GMT 16:45 UK


The Referendum: What do you think?



Now that the people of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic have voted Yes by a big majority in the referendum on their political future, will it lead to long-term peace?

Voters were asked to give simple answers to crucial questions.

Those in Northern Ireland were asked: 'Do you support the agreement reached at the multi-party talks on Northern Ireland set out in Command Paper 3883?'. More than 71% said Yes.

And in the Irish Republic: 'Do you approve of the proposal to amend the Constitution contained in the 19th Amendment of the Constitution Act 1998?'.

The UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has said that "To say yes is to say yes to a future of hope".

What do YOU think?

If you are abroad, let us know how you view the peace process. And if you have first-hand experience of the troubles: What are your hopes or fears for the future.

E-mail your views to us at talkingpoint@bbc.co.uk

Some comments so far:

A really conclusive "Yes" vote means that a great deal of old fashioned political ideology has been rejected...
Harry, UK

The PEACE PROCESS is a starting block, let's take it and make a start towards peace in our Isle.
Micheal McGarry


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