Auf Bougainville gibt es größere Vorkommen an Kupfer und Gold. Die Bevölkerung ist jedoch sehr arm. Zudem leidet die Insel durch den Abbau der Rohstoffe an Umweltproblemen.
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.
Under a peace agreement signed after a nine-year civil war with the PNG mainland ended in 1998, Bougainville has until mid-2020 to hold the referendum, which had originally been scheduled for June.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
„The next elections could become a de facto referendum on Italy remaining in the eurozone,“ one economist said.
(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.