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States reject referendum result

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THE States have rejected the results of April's referendum on political reform.

'Option B' proposed removing the ten Senators and having an Assembly made up of 30 Deputies and 12 Constables. There would have been six super-constituencies made up of clusters of parishes.

55 per cent of those who voted in April chose Option B after the second-preference votes of those choosing the two other options were reallocated. The turn-out was just 26 per cent of the electorate.

Today, States Members rejected a proposal to introduce Option B. 28 politicians voted against introducing Option B, 21 voted for it and one abstained.

The referendum was never legally-binding with the final say always resting with the States.

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