Archiv: referendums / popular votes

22.03.2022 - 01:36 [ ]

Я готовий піти на все, якщо моя хода буде з нашим народом — інтерв’ю Зеленського

„Нас не беруть у НАТО, бо бояться Росії. Ось і все. Нам треба заспокоїтись і сказати „окей, інші гарантії безпеки“, — президент України Володимир Зеленський вважає, що у питанні членства України в Альянсі можна досягти компромісу. Які загалом можливі компроміси з Росією, як виглядає щоденне спілкування з європейськими лідерами та що надихає президента Зеленського зараз — в його ексклюзивному інтерв’ю європейським суспільним мовникам.

22.03.2022 - 01:34 [ Euromaidan Press / Twitter ]

Ukraine’s possible compromises on security guarantees and temporarily occupied territories in the negotiations between Ukraine & Russia can be decided at all-Ukrainian referendum – Zelenskyy in Interview to Suspilne. Also hints Ukraine renouncing NATO aspirations is acceptable

14.09.2021 - 19:08 [ Washington Post ]

California governor recall election: Will voters oust Gavin Newsom?

If 50 percent or more vote against the recall, Newsom will retain his office and the results of the second question will not matter. If Newsom is recalled, the winner on the second question will become governor, even if the votes against a Newsom recall outnumber those for the top alternative candidate.

15.08.2021 - 20:10 [ Portal ]

Neues Datum für Wahlen und Referendum in Haiti festgelegt

Die Präsidentschafts- und Parlamentswahlen sowie das Verfassungsreferendum in Haiti sollen am 7. November dieses Jahres stattfinden. Vor der Ermordung von Präsident Jovenel Moïse am 7. Juli waren sie für den 26. September geplant, wurden wegen des anhaltenden politischen Chaos jedoch verschoben.

16.07.2021 - 19:08 [ Portal ]

Nötige Stimmen für Referendum gegen „Dringlichkeitsgesetze“ in Uruguay erreicht

Trotz der Einschränkunegn aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie gelang es den Aktivist:innen, die Bevölkerung gegen die repressiven Maßnahmen der LUC-Gesetze zu mobilisieren – eine harte politische Niederlage für Präsident Lacalle Pou von der Nationalen Partei.

11.07.2021 - 22:36 [ ORF ]

Slowenen lehnen Wassergesetz bei Referendum ab

Damit kann die im März von der Regierungskoalition im Parlament verabschiedete Gesetzesnovelle, die laut Kritikern und Kritikerinnen die Verbauung und Privatisierung der Küste sowie der See- und Flussufer liberalisiert, nicht in Kraft treten.

11.07.2021 - 19:18 [ ORF ]

Referendum zu Wassergesetz: Rege Beteiligung in Slowenien

Das Votum wurde von Vorwürfen über Manipulation und Wählerunterdrückung begleitet: Es gab zunehmend Berichte über Probleme mit der Briefwahl und Verwirrung wegen veränderter Standorte der Wahllokale.

11.04.2021 - 19:36 [ Reuters ]

Kyrgyzstan referendum backs presidential rule

“I voted against (the reform) because this is a power grab,” said a 32-year-old entrepreneur who only gave his first name, Bakyt. “All the power must not be given to one person.”

18.02.2021 - 14:18 [ ]

How Boris Johnson’s Brexit guru tried to quit after Carrie Symonds pals‘ takeover at No 10: Dramatic Downing St showdown as duo win key posts – before Lord Frost has to be bought off with Cabinet job

The promotion of Lord Frost to the Cabinet Office prompted speculation that Scots born Mr Gove may be put in charge of a new Cabinet drive to stop Scotland breaking away from the UK.

21.09.2020 - 20:18 [ ORF ]

Mitte-Links stoppt Lega in der Toskana

Bei den Regionalwahlen in Italien gestern und heute ist der Mitte-rechts-Allianz mit der Lega der erhoffte Volltreffer in allen sieben beteiligten Regionen nicht gelungen.

18.09.2020 - 11:00 [ The Hill ]

Puerto Rico governor asks Justice Department to reconsider stance on statehood plebiscite

Vázquez Garced said in her letter that the yes/no referendum on statehood, which will be included along with ballots in November’s general election, will go forward whether the funding is received or not.

28.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Spiked ]

In defence of the people: The only problem with democracy is that there is not enough of it.

The very word possessed such talismanic power that you could even get away with attacking whole countries and killing all kinds of people just so the ones who survived could have democracy.

Then these gatekeepers of good manners lost a referendum (Brexit) and an election (Trump) and decided that democracy was totally passé. The volte-face they performed was rather breathtaking in its coordination, like a little shoal of well-disciplined fish avoiding troubled waters with mindless accuracy.

16.06.2019 - 08:58 [ ]

‘Talk Caravan’ brings Okinawa base dispute to national level


In a prefectural referendum in February, a decisive 72 percent of voters in Okinawa expressed opposition to the base relocation.

Tamaki’s pledge to halt the base transfer led to his overwhelming victory in the gubernatorial election last September.

20.04.2019 - 19:13 [ Reuters ]

Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

They would also grant the president control over appointing head judges and the public prosecutor from a pool of candidates. They would task the military with protecting “the constitution and democracy and the fundamental makeup of the country and its civil nature”.

16.04.2019 - 01:36 [ France24 ]

Can a ‚people’s vote‘ stop Paris airports from going private?

French opposition lawmakers from left and right who banded together to trigger a public referendum on President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to privatise Paris airports have cleared a first hurdle in a complex process often regarded as nearly impossible.

20.03.2019 - 22:15 [ Global News Canada ]

#Brexit: Theresa May says she doesn’t support another election or a 2nd referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May scolded the British parliament in the speech Wednesday, saying she was not interested in a calling an election or holding another Brexit referendum and that MPs should „do their jobs“ to avoid damaging England’s democratic institutions.

12.11.2018 - 09:27 [ Douglas Unwin #StandUp4Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Over 5 million @UKLabour supporters who voted #Leave in #EURef cannot trust @wesstreeting or any Labour MP, except four honourable exceptions Kate Hoey, John Mann, Frank Field and Graham Stringer. All the rest are opportunists willing to dump Brexit for a GE. #BrexitBetrayal


22.04.2018 - 11:41 [ ]

Future of internet regulation is focus of Lords inquiry

(3.4.2018) The House of Lords Communications Committee has opened an inquiry exploring the possibility of internet regulation in the UK, seeking input around issues such as the legal liability of online platforms for the content they host and how they moderate it, and how user data is protected.

The inquiry comes as platforms such as Facebook continue to draw public hostility for its role in enabling the activities of Cambridge Analytica, the data science firm at the heart of ongoing allegations of exploiting the data of Facebook users to influence the EU referendum campaign and the 2016 US presidential election.