P204 CEEFAX 204 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/01         Thf Liberals and the Social Democrats have each voted in favour of merger, the Electoral Reform Society has said. The Liberals voted 87.9 per cent in favour with a total turnout of 52.3 per cent of the membershipN The SDP said 65.3 per cent had voted "Yes" from a turnout of 55.5 per cent. Spokesmen from both parties described thf result as an overwhelming endorsement of thf new partyN A BBC correspondent said a big majority in favour of merger had been expectedN News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219