Referendum

Egypt Referendum On Extending Sissi's Rule Riddled With Irregularities

As voters lined up outside the polls in Cairo Saturday, music blared and some among the crowds danced and waved Egyptian flags. Many people held flyers with a photograph of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and a green checkmark. The message? Vote...
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Egyptian Voters Urged To Allow El-sissi Rule Until 2030

Egyptian pro-government media urged a "yes" vote Sunday, the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward...

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Corbyn's Deputy Urges 2nd Brexit Vote As Farage's Party Beats Labour In Poll

The development comes as pro-Remain Labour MPs are circulating a letter that is urging the party's Brexit negotiating team to agree to a withdrawal deal without insisting on a confirmatory referendum.
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Mixed Emotions As Egyptian Constitutional Referendum Begins

A light to moderate turnout was reported on day one of a three-day constitutional referendum in which voters expected to approve lengthening the president's term in office, and strengthen his powers over the judiciary and the government bureaucracy....

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'we’ll See The End Of Sanctions Towards Crimea Rather Soon' - Belgian Mp

The Yalta Economic Forum is marking its fifth anniversary this year. It is the largest international economic event in Crimea, which reunited with Russia as an autonomous region in 2014 following a referendum. The first forum was attended by 600...
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Netanyahu’s Sweet Victory

Israeli voters delivered a clear victory to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the country’s April 9 election. The vote was a referendum on Netanyahu’s leadership, in view of his pending indictment in three corruption cases. Moreover, for the...
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Albert Edwards: "at This Point You Realize Something Has Gone Very Wrong"

In his latest note published last week, SocGen's Albert Edwards - never at a loss subjects that inspire his outrage - rages on the topic of Brexit, and specifically the often repeated assertion (discussed here as well), that post-Brexit referendum...
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Ukraine To Hold Referendum To Join Eu After Applying For Membership - President

KIEV (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that he is not opposed to a referendum on the country's accession to the European Union provided it takes place after applying for membership in the bloc.
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Georgetown Students Vote Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Paying A Slavery Reparations Fee As Part Of...

Georgetown University's undergraduate student body has overwhelmingly passed a referendum to add a reparations fee to their tuition. If approved by the school's board of directors, a fund would be set up for the descendants of 272 slaves sold by the...

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Swiss Court Overturns Referendum

Switzerland’s top court has for the first time in the country’s history overturned the outcome of a nationwide referendum, saying voters were given “incomplete” information on the measure, the BBC reports.
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Republicans Already Ran A Campaign Blasting Democrats As Socialists. It Didn't Work.

With Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic pack and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turning congressional hearings into viral sensations, Republicans can hardly wait to turn 2020 into a referendum on “socialism.”But the GOP already tried that very...

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World’s Largest Election Gets Underway In India

​India began the mammoth task of choosing its next government as voters lined up at polling booths stretching from the violence-wracked region of Kashmir in the north to eastern and central states.     In an election that has been billed as a...
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Israel's Parliamentary Election Will Decide Netanyahu's Political Future

The final results of Israel's parliamentary election are too close to call. The election is largely seen as a referendum on Israel's longtime right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Condorcet’s Brexit, By Pierre Lemieux

Does a referendum represent “the will of the people”? What if this will can change even if nobody’s will change among the people? Can the British Parliament produce inconsistent votes even if no Member of Parliament changes his mind? The...

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Israelis Are Voting, Deciding Between Benjamin Netanyahu And Centrist Rival Benny Gantz

Israelis are voting in national elections on Tuesday, and the election has shaped up to be a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is vying for a history-making fifth term, the last four consecutive. If he wins, 69-year-old Netanyahu...
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Buttigieg To Mike Pence: You Don’t Have A Problem With Me Being Gay, You Have A Problem With My...

I’m rooting for this guy in the primaries now, just because I want the 2020 general election to become a referendum on whether God makes gays gay, whether they choose it in defiance of God’s wishes, or whether it’s some in-between...

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Switzerland: The Nation With No Air Force?

David Axe Security, The Swiss air force is down to just 10 ready fighters with full-time pilots. The Swiss air force is down to just 10 ready fighters with full-time pilots. The crisis is the result of the Swiss public's decision in a 2014...
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Uk’s May Considers Giving Lawmakers Free Vote On 2nd Brexit Referendum - Report

UK's Prime Minister Theresa May is considering giving British lawmakers a free vote on whether to hold a second Brexit referendum, looking for an opportunity to break the ongoing deadlock in talks with the opposition Labour Party, the Telegraph...
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'democracy, Equality And Peace Are Main Political Issues' – Palestinian Lawmaker

As Israelis are preparing to go to the polls to elect their new Knesset on 9 April, the ballot is largely being viewed as a referendum on the country’s four-time elected prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Netanyahu In Moscow For Pre-election Putin Meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Moscow Thursday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, just five days before parliamentary elections at home.  The vote is largely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu, who has campaigned on...
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