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  Wales says Yes in referendum vote
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Last EditedNew Jerusalem  Mar 04, 2011 04:48pm
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AuthorBBC Wales
News DateFriday, March 4, 2011 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWales has said a resounding Yes in the referendum on direct law-making powers for the assembly.

When the last result was declared, all 22 council areas except one - Monmouthshire - backed change. Turnout is provisionally put at 35%.

The final result saw 517,132 vote Yes, and 297,380 say No - a 63.5% to 36.5% winning margin.

The vote will give the assembly direct law-making power in 20 devolved areas, such as health and education.

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