Referendums

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a thumbs up gesture as he arrives for an interview by BBC TV journalist Andrew Marr, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Sept. 23, 2018. The Labour Party is holding its annual party conference in Liverpool, which is due to decide on decisive issues like whether to back a new Brexit referendum on the country's departure from the European Union. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 12:58 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party confirmed Sunday that it will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, raising hopes among Labour members hoping to stop the country from leaving the European Union. With the U.K. and the European Union at an...
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Maldivian youth display indelible ink on their fingers after casting their vote during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
September 23, 2018 - 9:53 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — A raid on the opposition's main campaign office and the specter of U.S. sanctions on government officials did not deter thousands of people from voting Sunday in the Maldives' presidential election, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. As...
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September 23, 2018 - 8:33 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's president says he won't vote in a Sept. 30 referendum on whether to change the Balkan country's name to "North Macedonia." Macedonians will vote next weekend on a proposal to change the country's name, ending a long-running dispute with neighboring Greece, which...
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Election campaign material of Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom decorate a road in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Yameen's only contender in Sunday's election is longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, backed by former President Mohamed Nasheed who is now living in exile in neighboring Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
September 22, 2018 - 7:56 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opposition supporters in the Maldives demanded Saturday that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepared to vote in what is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay. Since Sunday's election was announced, opposition leaders have...
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FILE- In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, center, arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives. The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
September 21, 2018 - 1:13 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay. The Maldives' third multiparty presidential election is being...
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September 13, 2018 - 12:40 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Thursday added her voice to a string of western officials urging the people of Macedonia to vote in a referendum on a deal with Greece that could enable the former Yugoslav republic's NATO and EU accession. Speaking in the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev observe the national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived to Macedonia Saturday, three weeks before the referendum for Macedonia's deal with neighboring Greece to change the country's name to "North Macedonia" that would facilitate country's EU and NATO accession. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
September 08, 2018 - 7:54 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — German chancellor Angela Merkel visited Macedonia Saturday, the third western leader to do so this week in a show of support for the government ahead of an upcoming referendum to change the country's name and qualify for NATO membership. Macedonians vote Sept. 30 on a...
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Protestors put up a poster in front of the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab will make a statement to the House on his recent meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 04, 2018 - 11:29 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's biggest trade unions on Tuesday joined calls for a new public vote on leaving the European Union, saying voters were misled during the 2016 referendum campaign. The GMB union, which has more than 600,000 members, said "the promises that were made during the referendum...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden, asleep in her arms, after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey roared onto the Texas shore nearly a year ago, but it was a slow, rainy roll that made it a monster storm. Federal statistics show some parts of the state got more than 5 feet of rain in five days. Harvey killed dozens and swamped a section of the Gulf Coast that includes Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, causing billions of dollars in damage. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. With nearly all precincts reporting Saturday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law against compulsory union fees that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold for more than a year after organized labor petitioned for a referendum...
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