Referendums

Catalan regional President Quim Torra, centre, applauds in front of a large Catalonia independence flag during a rally in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Monday Oct. 1, 2018. Sant Julia de Ramis is the northern town where anti-riot police used force one year ago to enter a school-turned-polling station, injuring hundreds on the morning of Oct. 1, 2017 as a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 02, 2018 - 12:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Catalan regional president Quim Torra has issued an ultimatum to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Torra says he could deny Sanchez the votes he needs to approve the national budget unless the government proposes by next month an independence referendum in Catalonia. Torra, a...
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An owner of a souvenir shop displays tourist magnets as a man speaks on his cellphone in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Macedonia's government faced a looming political battle Monday to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after a referendum on the agreement won overwhelming support but with low voter turnout. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government prepared for a political battle Monday to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after the agreement won overwhelming support in a referendum but with low voter turnout. The European Union, NATO, U.N...
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Protesters that had urged voters to boycott Sunday's referendum demonstrate in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The t-shirt reads: 'Boycotage'. A crucial referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia's name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 30, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia's name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to the prime minister's hopes for a strong message of support. Election officials reported that at 6:30 p.m.,...
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Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 27, 2018 - 4:35 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The president of Macedonia strongly urged voters Thursday to abstain from a weekend referendum on changing the country's name to "North Macedonia" to clear its path toward NATO and European Union membership. President Gjorge Ivanov's comments at the U.N. General Assembly in...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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