New Zealanders have voted resoundingly to legalise assisted suicide, though one other proposal to legalise leisure cannabis seems to have been narrowly rejected.
The binding referendum returned 65 per cent of votes in favour of permitting euthanasia and 34 per cent in opposition to after roughly 83 per cent of votes had been counted.
Asked whether or not marijuana must be legalised, 53 per cent voted in opposition to and 46 per cent voted for.
The margin on the cannabis ballot is sufficiently small that the consequence could possibly be swung by particular votes – largely from New Zealanders dwelling overseas – in accordance to the nation’s Electoral Commission.
Almost half 1,000,000 particular votes stay to be counted subsequent week, with the ultimate outcomes revealed on November 6.
Previous referendums have seen particular votes have a tendency in the direction of the extra politically liberal choice, giving proponents some hope, but a big…