July 30, 2014
Results for: referendum
  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Congress rejects Malvinas' referendum

    In the first ordinary session of the year, the Congress passed a rejection statement against the referendum that the British administration of Malvinas Islands carried out on March 10-11.

  • 23/03/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argentina to renew negotiations claims at the UN

    With the support of top regional officials, Argentina will renew its long-standing demand that the UK sits at the negotiating table to discuss the Malvinas Islands’ sovereignty dispute at the United Nations this week.

  • 02/03/2014 | Argentina

    Renewal Front promotes referendum on Penal Code reform

    Opposition MP Graciela Camaño has rejected the Kirchnerism-sponsored Penal Code Reform and revealed a referendum project to oppose the bill.

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    ‘For a referendum that is illegal, Argentina appears to be paying it a lot of attention,’ Malvinas gov’t

    By Adrian Bono - As the second day of the referendum takes place, Malvinas Legislative Assembly member Dick Sawle has an exclusive conversation with the Buenos Aires in which he discusses the 1982 war, the present of the islands and what he hopes today’s plebiscite will accomplish.

  • 12/03/2013 | Argentina

    'There's no much clearer expression of people's self determination than this,' Islands Governor

    After Malvinas Islanders voted almost unanimously to remain under British rule, the Islands British Governor, Nigel Haywood, said “This was a pretty massive demonstration of the way the Falkland [Malvinas] islanders feel and the way they see their future."

  • 12/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina's Ambassador to London dismisses referendum

    Argentina's ambassador to London Alicia Castro dismissed the referendum held by Malvinas Islanders saying it is “a ploy that has no legal value”, and insisted that sovereignty claims are "over the territory and not the Islanders.

  • 09/03/2013 | Argentina

    Government, opposition reject Malvinas referendum

    Ruling Victory Front part and opposition lawmakers have coordinated efforts to draw up a rejection move against the Referendum held by the British administration of Malvinas Islands this weekend.

  • 10/03/2013 | Argentina

    Castro calls Malvinas referendum ‘capricious’

    Argentina's Ambassador in London, Alicia Castro, reiterated the country will not recognize the result of the referendum that began today in the Malvinas Islands.

  • 10/03/2013 | Argentina

    'Referendum is English empire's way to justify land usurpation,' Domínguez

    The head of the Lower House, Julián Domínguez, assured that the referendum being carried in the Malvinas Islands is “another move by the English empire to continue justifying the illegal usurpation of land.”

  • 04/03/2013 | Argentina

    Castro dismisses Malvinas Islands' vote

    A referendum on the fate of the Malvinas Islands is a publicity stunt with no legal status, Argentina's ambassador to Britain said, warning that oil exploitation around the territory was impossible without better regional ties.

  • 08/03/2013 | Argentina

    Pérez Esquivel rejects Malvinas Referendum

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adoldfo Pérez Esquivel has addressed a letter to UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron rejecting the referendum that the British administration of Malvinas Islands will hold on March 10-11.

  • 08/03/2013 | Argentina

    'UK wants to distort the controversy with the referendum'

    The Foreign Ministry rejected the referendum that is going to take part at the Malvinas Islands on Sunday and Monday, and affirmed that "the UK is trying to distort the controversy with Argentina instead of solving it."

  • 08/05/2011 | Argentina

    'I asked CFK to seek reelection,' San Juan's Gioja says after referendum victory

    After claiming victory in a constitutional amendment referendum that will allow him to seek a third term in office, San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja asked President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to seek reelection this October, assuring that the people of his province would be standing by her.

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas gov't sets referendum date and question

    The Malvinas Islands government announced the date on which a referendum in order to enable islanders to express their view on the political status of the islands will be held.

  • 05/02/2013 | Argentina

    'Malvinas islanders referendum has no legal value,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman indicated this morning that the referendum Malvinas islanders will submit regarding their views of the archipelago political status is “mere advertising without any legal value.”

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Thousands protest for democracy in Hong Kong

    Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong after 800,000 people voted for full democracy in an unofficial referendum, in what could turn out to be the biggest and most passionate challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule in more than a decade.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Kiev holds peace talks without the rebels

    Ukraine's interim leaders pushed a plan to allow the regions a greater say over their affairs, but the exclusion of separatists from round table talks cast doubt over whether the move could defuse the crisis.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Rajoy tells anti-royalists 'majority supports monarchy'

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has responded to the republican sentiment widespreading in the European nation, calling anti-monarchy Spaniards to turn to “legal courses” to propose a constitutional reform. Still, Rajoy affirmed the royal family keeps wide support following King Juan Carlos’ abdication.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Gambler bets £400,000 that Scots will reject independence

    A gambler in England has placed what bookmakers say is one of the world's biggest ever political bets, wagering 400,000 pounds ($670,000) that Scots will reject independence in a referendum in September.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Pro-Russians hold independence votes in Eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Moscow rebels expressed confidence that eastern Ukraine had chosen self-rule in a referendum today, with some saying that meant independence and others eventual union with Russia as fighting flared in a conflict increasingly out of control.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    Pro-Russians declare victory on self-rule referendum

    Separatists in the industrial Donetsk region claimed 90 percent support in the referendum, and appealed to Moscow to consider its absorbtion into the Russian Federation to "restore historic justice".

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    Scottish leaders call for unity ahead of vote

    Political leaders locked in a bitter fight over Scottish independence have urged all Scots to reunite whatever the outcome of a referendum in September as the national church voiced concerns over rifts in society.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Putin pulls troops from Ukrainian border and asks rebels to put off referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to postpone a vote on secession just five days before it was to be held and announced he was pulling Russian troops back from the Ukrainian border, in what appears to be a breakthrough in the worst crisis between East and West since the Cold War.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Despite Putin's call, pro-Russia separatists ratify self-rule vote

    Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russia's Putin to postpone a referendum on self-rule, declaring they would go ahead on Sunday with a vote that could lead to war.

  • 10/05/2014 | World

    Kiev warns self-rule vote 'a step into the abyss'

    Ukrainian acting President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a pro-Russian uprising that they would be courting catastrophe if they voted "yes" in a separatist referendum on Sunday.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    Ukraine parliament backs mobilising 40,000 reservists against Russia's 'blatant aggression'

    Ukraine's parliament endorsed today a plan to mobilise 40,000 reservists to counter Russia's "blatant aggression" in Crimea and guard against what a senior official described as further incursions in the south and east of the country.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Catalan leader says parliament rejection won't halt referendum

    Catalonia President Artur Mas said he would forge ahead with his region's plans to hold a referendum on independence in November after Spain's parliament overwhelmingly rejected the petition.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Scottish independence: Salmond seeks to woo Europeans

    An independent Scotland would be a more constructive member of the European Union (EU) than a reluctant Britain, Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said in a campaign to persuade Europeans to keep Scotland within the Union.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Egypt military chief Sisi given green light to run for president

    Egypt's top military council has gavin army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a green light to seek election as president, a vote he is almost sure to win with Egyptians weary of turmoil unleashed by a pro-democracy uprising in 2011.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    US Obama: Crimea referendum would violate international law

    President Barack Obama said today that a proposed referendum in Crimea to join Russia would violate international law and said US sanctions were aimed at punishing Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

  • 02/01/2014 | World

    Catalan president calls on EU leaders to support independence vote

    Catalonia's president has called on European Union prime ministers for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year. In letters dating from December and made public today, Artur Mas urged Europe to encourage the referendum.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    Catalonia votes for independence, defies Madrid

    Local lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted to seek a referendum on breaking away from Spain, setting themselves up for a battle with an implacably opposed central government in Madrid.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Egypt's fraudulent referendum

  • 14/05/2013 | World

    Cameron to publish EU vote bill in bid to defuse party revolt

    Britain's ruling Conservatives will unveil a draft bill that could make Prime Minister David Cameron's promise of a referendum on Britain's European Union membership legally binding.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Turkish ruling party orders protesters to leave Istanbul park

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party ordered protesters out of an Istanbul park, while making a limited concession in the form of an offer to hold a referendum on redevelopment plans that caused nearly two weeks of riots.

  • 12/12/2013 | World

    Catalonia sets referendum date next year, Spain says no

    Separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia region set Nov. 9 next year as the date for a proposed independence referendum and agreed the wording, but the Spanish government poured cold water on the plan.

  • 16/03/2013 | World

    Zimbabwe votes on curbs to president's power

    Zimbabweans have voted in a referendum expected to endorse a new constitution that would trim presidential powers and pave the way for an election to decide whether Robert Mugabe extends his three-decade rule.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    Malvinas' islanders say 'no captives' of the UK

    As part of the British self-determination pledge to justify the occupation of Malvinas Islands, inhabitants of the disputed territories have stated that they are not London’s “captives” and defended the results of the referendum they held in March to ratify their decision to remain an overseas territory of the UK.

  • 13/05/2013 | World

    UK Conservatives to publish draft bill on EU vote

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservatives will publish a draft bill to prepare for a referendum by the end of 2017 on Britain's European Union membership, his spokesman said.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    Referendum: Islanders choose to remain UK overseas territory

    Residents of the Malvinas Islands voted "yes" in the sovereignty referendum to remain UK overseas territory, by 98.8 percent in favour.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    What’s the deal with Obama and the Malvinas? US conservatives ask

    A video produced by US think tank "Heritage Foundation" addressed to US President Barack Obama intends to change the White House’s decision of not recognising the outcome of the Malvinas referendum.

  • 12/03/2013 | World

    'Argentina should take careful note of this result,' Cameron

    UK Primer Minister David Cameron called on Argentina to respect the wishes of Malvinas Islanders, who have overwhelmingly voted to stay British.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Cameron to promise Britons straight choice on EU exit

    Prime Minister David Cameron will promise today to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave, provided he wins an election in 2015.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    US won't recognise Malvinas islanders referendum

    US State Secretary John Kerry completed his first visit to the UK, where the official met his counterpart Foreign Secretary William Hague and told him that Washington will not recognize the result of next month's islanders referendum.

  • 10/03/2013 | World

    Cameron: ‘We won’t be intimidated by Argentina’

    British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Britain “will protect” the people of the Malvinas Islands from the “intimidation and threats” of Argentina, which claims sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • 10/12/2012 | World

    Egypt army given temporary power to arrest civilians

    Egypt's president has given the army temporary power to arrest civilians during a constitutional referendum he is determined to push through despite protests accusing him of a power grab.

  • 22/12/2012 | World

    Egypt's constitution seen passing in referendum

    Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists in a second round of balloting expected to approve a charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in the Arab world's most populous nation.

  • 23/12/2012 | World

    Egyptians back new constitution in referendum

    An Islamist-backed Egyptian constitution won approval in a referendum, rival camps said, after a vote the opposition said would sow deep social divisions in the Arab world's most populous nation.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Future of Malvinas 'can only be determined by the islanders,' UK's Hague

    UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague came on stage to back the Malvinas Islands Government’s announcement that it will hold a referendum on its political status

  • 01/09/2012 | World

    Malvinas islands' Executive Council approves March 2013 referendum

    The Malvinas Islands Executive council officially approved a referendum that will be held in March 2013 in which islanders will vote on their political status, as Argentina continues to claim sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago, 30 years after the war.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    Spain votes to stop Catalonia independence referendum

    Spain's parliament voted to block the northern region of Catalonia from holding a referendum on independence, the latest step in a growing political battle between Barcelona and Madrid in the midst of a deepening economic downturn.

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    Santorum to Puerto Rico: Speak English if you want statehood

    US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans they would have to make English their primary language if they want to pursue US statehood, a statement at odds with the US Constitution.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Malvinas islanders to submit referendum as 'message to Argentina'

    The Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly has announced the islanders are to hold next year a referendum on their "political status", thus hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    'We'll respect the islanders' right; Argentina just wants to shout down their will,' Cameron

    United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron assured today that the UK will “respect and defend” the result of the political status referendum that Malvinas islanders will hold next year in order to decide their future among Argentina’s claims on sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • 08/07/2011 | World

    South Sudanese dance to celebrate independence

    Thousands of South Sudanese danced in the streets to mark their long-awaited independence, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty.

  • 01/11/2011 | World

    Greece risks meltdown after bailout vote bombshell

    The Greek government faced possible collapse as ruling party lawmakers demanded Prime Minister George Papandreou resign for throwing the nation's euro membership into jeopardy with a shock call for a referendum.

  • 04/11/2011 | World

    Minister announces Greece has dropped referendum plan

    Greece has dropped its plans to hold a controversial referendum on the country's euro zone membership, which had threatened to plunge the bloc into a crisis, the country's finance ministry said today.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Egypt's military eyes constitutional referendum

    Egypt's new military rulers have signaled their intent to share power with civilians and amend the constitution rapidly by popular referendum, opposition activists and a British minister said.

  • 06/05/2011 | World

    Britons punish Lib Dems for coalition role

    British voters punished the Liberal Democrats for their role in a deficit-cutting government, rejecting the party's efforts to reform the electoral system and deserting it in local elections.

  • 13/06/2011 | World

    Berlusconi suffers stinging referendum defeat

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered a humiliating defeat as Italians turned out in large numbers to vote in referendums which he had encouraged them to boycott.

  • 22/04/2011 | Latin America

    Poll gives Ecuador's Correa wide lead on referendum

    Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is likely to achieve a sweeping victory in a referendum next month that calls for an overhaul of the justice system, a poll by Ecuadorean pollster Cedatos showed.

  • 08/05/2011 | Latin America

    Ecuador's Correa plans court revamp after vote boost

    President Rafael Correa vowed a shake-up of Ecuador's courts after a referendum strengthened his grip on the South American OPEC member nation while heightening foes' fears of autocratic rule.

  • 08/03/2013 | Latin America

    Islanders: Malvinas Referendum to send 'strong message' to Argentina

    As the referendum allowing British inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands to reaffirm their political status approaches, a member of the Legislative Assembly of the South Atlantic territories, Jan Cheek, considered that the UK’s move will send a “strong message” to Argentina.

  • 24/07/2012 | Sports

    Romania opposition calls for referendum boycott

    Romania's opposition asked its supporters not to vote in Sunday's referendum on impeaching President Traian Basescu, in an effort to keep turnout below 50 percent and invalidate the result.

  • 10/03/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas: first day of sovereignty referendum concludes

    Residents of the Malvinas Islands voted in the first of a two-day sovereignty referendum that seeks to counter Argentina's increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory.

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