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In World
October 11, 2017 5:51 am gmt |
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Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid. The document calls for Catalonia t...
In World
October 5, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont repeated on Wednesday (October 4) his call for mediation with the Spanish government in order to reach a conclusion in the Catalan crisis, during a televised speech aired by broadcasters across the nation. The Catalan leader began his call for mediation on Mo...
In World
October 2, 2017 11:20 am gmt |
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Catalan mayors and crowds of people gathered outside Catalonia’s regional government building, known as ‘Generalitat’, in Barcelona on Monday (October 2) in a show of support for their regional leader Carles Puigdemont and Sunday’s (October 2) independence referendum. Puigdemo...
In Europe
April 16, 2017 7:26 am gmt |
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More than 167,000 polling stations across Turkey opened at 07:00 local time (0400 GMT) on Sunday for a referendum on expanding presidential powers. More than 55 million Turkish citizens, including one million first-time voters, will vote on constitutional amendment that proposes replacing the current...
In Europe
March 31, 2017 10:30 am gmt |
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Early voting began in Australia on Friday (March 30) for the April 16 Turkish referendum in which President Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to increase his constitutional powers. They are voting on constitutional changes which would replace their parliamentary system with an executive presidency, a change E...
In Europe
March 26, 2017 12:40 pm gmt |
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (March 25) that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks following a planned vote on April 16. Turkey began EU accession talks in 2005 but they have moved very slowly due to disagreements over Cyprus, huma...
In Srilanka
December 28, 2016 6:14 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has reservations about going for a referendum on the new Constitution, Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S. B. Dissanayake said. Addressing a press conference at his ministry premises yesterday, he said the pre-election promise of President Maithripala Sirisen...
In World
August 1, 2016 4:26 am gmt |
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Thai elephants help boost awareness of the August 7 referendum by handing out leaflets to motorists in Ayuthaya Province on Monday (August 1). The animals took to the streets, along with Thai students, to encourage Thais to vote on whether to accept the draft constitution. A local election commission...
In Srilanka
July 14, 2016 12:09 pm gmt |
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The peoples’ view on the Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA) must be gauged by way of a referendum, Joint Opposition Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said. He was speaking at a press conference, “The government is taking measures to sign the ETCA agreement in S...
In Britain
June 22, 2016 10:23 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron made a dramatic last-minute appeal to voters on Tuesday (June 21) to back staying in the European Union two days before a referendum that will shape the future of West, as polls indicated the outcome was too close to call. Britons vote on Thursday (June 23) on whe...
In Britain
April 15, 2016 7:20 am gmt |
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The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party urged voters on Thursday to back a campaign to remain in the European Union “warts and all”, but his appeal did little to conceal his lingering euroscepticism. Underlining the challenges for a referendum that is blurring Britain&#...
In Britain
April 8, 2016 6:55 am gmt |
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Prime Minister David Cameron urged young Britons on Thursday (April 7) to make sure they vote in a June 23 referendum on membership of the European Union, warning that leaving the bloc would hit them the hardest. With public opinion evenly split, youth voters are expected to play an important role in...
In New Zealand
March 3, 2016 8:23 am gmt |
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Voting began in New Zealand on Thursday (March 3) in the second phase of a referendum to decide on the fate of the current national flag. A preliminary result will be announced on March 24 which could see the introduction a new flag featuring a white fern on a black and blue background. The official ...
In Britain
February 29, 2016 7:41 am gmt |
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The campaign to leave the EU represents hope over pessimism, said Iain Duncan Smith, as he dismissed suggestions a UK exit would be a “leap into the dark”. The work and pensions secretary said leaving would be a “stride into the light”, enabling the UK to trade freely and cont...
In Britain
December 13, 2015 9:05 am gmt |
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Downing Street has insisted that David Cameron will continue with demands for a curb on in-work benefits for EU migrants in the UK. Several newspapers suggested the prime minister was to back down on the demand for a four-year wait for such benefits. They cite government sources suggesting he may be ...
In Srilanka
December 13, 2015 7:13 am gmt |
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A referendum will be held to decide on the final proposals to the new Constitution, Minister for National Dialogue Mano Ganesan said. The Minister, who is part of a steering committee tasked with drafting a new constitution, told The Sunday Leader that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had proposed...
In Latest Stories
November 24, 2015 6:15 am gmt |
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MDMK Leader Vaiko said that the Modi-led government is betraying the Sri Lankan Tamils, and demanded a referendum under the international supervision for an independent Tamil Nation in Sri Lanka. Addressing an International Forum on the violation of Human Rights in Sri Lanka at Penang in Malayasia, M...
In Britain
October 9, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is due to be launched. Vote Leave is made up of Conservative, Labour and UKIP MPs and donors. It is the second eurosceptic campaign to launch ahead of a referendum which is due by 2017 at the latest. The group, whose supporte...
In Europe
October 4, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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People in Portugal are due to vote in a parliamentary election that is widely seen as a referendum on four years of spending cuts and market reforms. The centre-right governing coalition has vowed to continue austerity policies in place since 2011, after it was forced to seek a eurozone bailout. The ...