Referendums

Labour shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer gestures, during the Labour Party's annual conference at the Arena and Convention Centre, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. Starmer said the party would reject a deal along the lines May is proposing because it does not meet "six tests" it has set, including protecting workers' rights and retaining access to European markets. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. The party's chief Brexit spokesman accused...
Read More
Maldivians hold colorful umbrellas as they wait in the sun to caste their vote during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
September 23, 2018 - 5:02 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a longtime but little-known lawmaker in the Maldives, declared victory early Monday in a contentious election widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. Solih's win, announced at his party's...
Read More
Maldivians wait to caste their vote during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
September 23, 2018 - 3:36 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' third-ever multiparty presidential elections. Independent newspaper website mihaaru.com reports that...
Read More
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 - 1:58 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...
Read More
September 23, 2018 - 9:33 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...
Read More
Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, center, waves as he walks in a street march with supporters in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Solih, the only contender in Sunday's election against incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, is backed by former President Mohamed Nasheed who is now living in exile in neighboring Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
September 22, 2018 - 2:17 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. An opposition party spokesman in the Maldives says police obtained a warrant to search the main campaign office of the party's presidential candidate's based on police intelligence that the office...
Read More
Maldivian policemen stand guard in front of the building housing the election office of the opposition presidential candidate in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
September 22, 2018 - 11:02 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives said they raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country. Police spokesman Ahmed Shifan said police raided Ibrahim...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, Maldives' newly elected President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom recites the oath during his inauguration in Male, Maldives. Gayoom, the brother of the Maldives' former authoritarian ruler, was sworn as the country's new president on Sunday, a day after his runoff victory capped a messy election that raised concerns that the tiny archipelago nation's new and fragile democracy was in jeopardy. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
September 21, 2018 - 1:49 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...
Read More
A girl takes part in a gay rights activists protest against proposed changes to the constitution that would prevent future recognition of same-sex marriages, in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Romanian Senators on Tuesday approved a measure that would pave the way for the constitution, which currently states that marriage is a union between "spouses", to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
September 17, 2018 - 7:03 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court has given a green light to a referendum that could change the constitution to explicitly state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. The Constitutional Court decided Monday in a 7-2 vote that there is no legal impediment for the Oct. 7...
Read More
September 13, 2018 - 1:40 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...
Read More

Pages