Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’

Source: BBC News

The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban.

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Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law.

“The people have spoken. They have said we need a modern constitution for a modern country,” he said.

Exit polls suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations.

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