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Welsh referendum 2011

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Carwyn Jones, First Minister and Ieuan Wyn Jones, Deputy First Minister
The main provisions in the Government of Wales Act 2006.
The Welsh Assembly Government today welcomed the historic “Yes” vote that will give greater law-making powers to the National Assembly for Wales.
Man casts vote
On 3 March 2011, people from across Wales voted in the referendum on the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales.

A majority voted “Yes” in the referendum. The question, and the final results, were as follows:

Referendum Question

Do you want the Assembly now to be able to make laws on all matters in the 20 subject areas it has powers for?

Referendum Results

63.5% of people voted yes in the referendum
36.5% of people voted no in the referendum

So what happens next? The Assembly can now make laws for Wales on subjects for which the Assembly and the Welsh Assembly Government are already responsible, without needing permission from the UK Parliament first.  This represents a significant development of Welsh devolution.