Referendums

A man fills out his ballots to vote in the presidential and municipal council election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 19, 2017 - 4:06 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-...
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Iranian voters queue at a polling station for the presidential and municipal council election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 19, 2017 - 2:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and then European Parliament President Martin Schulz, center, during a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Brussels. A pair of upcoming German state elections could show whether the center-left Social Democrats can win back the momentum they need to deny conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term. Sunday’s vote in Schleswig-Holstein and the May 14 election in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, are the last tests at the ballot box before a national election in September. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
May 05, 2017 - 7:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday that it wouldn't allow voting in Germany in any possible referendum on whether to reintroduce the death penalty in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken of reinstating the death penalty — a move that would effectively finish off...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel talks during a media conference after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in Prague, Czech Republic. Michel said that the time has come for the European Union to make a final decision about Turkey’s "dead-end" EU membership process because after months of provocation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "masochism must have its limits." (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 05, 2017 - 7:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on relations between Turkey and the European Union (all times local): 1 p.m. The German government says it wouldn't allow voting in Germany if Turkey holds a referendum on whether to reintroduce the death penalty. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and then European Parliament President Martin Schulz, center, during a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Brussels. A pair of upcoming German state elections could show whether the center-left Social Democrats can win back the momentum they need to deny conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term. Sunday’s vote in Schleswig-Holstein and the May 14 election in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, are the last tests at the ballot box before a national election in September. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
May 05, 2017 - 3:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — A leading German politician says the government shouldn't allow voting in Germany in a possible referendum on whether to reintroduce the death penalty in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken of reinstating the death penalty since narrowly winning expanded powers...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at the Hungerford Community Centre and Social Club during an election campaign event in Bristol, England, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. May vowed Tuesday to be a "bloody difficult woman" in talks with the bloc, after EU officials accused the U.K. of failing to grasp the complexity of the task ahead. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 10:38 am
LONDON (AP) — In a distinctly British moment of electoral democracy and royal ceremony, Prime Minister Theresa May signaled the official start of Britain's election campaign with a visit to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The visit marked Wednesday's dissolution of Parliament, which means...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at the Hungerford Community Centre and Social Club during an election campaign event in Bristol, England, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. May vowed Tuesday to be a "bloody difficult woman" in talks with the bloc, after EU officials accused the U.K. of failing to grasp the complexity of the task ahead. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — In a distinctly British moment of electoral democracy and royal ceremony, Prime Minister Theresa May will signal the official start of Britain's election campaign with a visit to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The visit marks Wednesday's dissolution of Parliament, which...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, enter signs a declaration of membership to rejoin the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in Ankara, Turkey, as Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, looks on during a ceremony, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Erdogan rejoined the Islamic-rooted party he co-founded in a ceremony on Tuesday, following his narrow victory in a referendum that expands the powers of the president's office. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 9:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a presidential system, approved in the...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived to a ceremony to rejoin the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Erdogan is to rejoin the Islamic-rooted party he co-founded in a ceremony on Tuesday, following his narrow victory in a referendum that expands the powers of the president's office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 02, 2017 - 7:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum boosting the presidential office. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a...
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April 27, 2017 - 2:58 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's electoral authority on Thursday released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office. The referendum, disputed by the opposition, approved...
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