Venezuela sets recall referendum timetable
Aug10

Venezuela sets recall referendum timetable

Venezuelan officials have set out the timetable for a recall referendum on whether President Nicolas Maduro should remain in power. The Venezuelan opposition reacted angrily when they heard they would only be allowed to collect more petition signatures in late October. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said an opposition march would go ahead in September. A referendum defeat for Mr Maduro this year would trigger a presidential poll....

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Venezuela recall clears hurdle, but no date for next step
Aug02

Venezuela recall clears hurdle, but no date for next step

Venezuela’s opposition gathered enough signatures to proceed with efforts to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, electoral authorities said today, without setting a date for the next step. The head of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, told a press conference Maduro’s opponents had cleared the threshold of 200,000 valid signatures on a petition demanding the leftist leader face a...

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Referendum in Abkhazia officially recognized invalid
Jul11

Referendum in Abkhazia officially recognized invalid

The referendum in Abkhazia that took place on Sunday with a voter turnout of less than two percent has been officially recognized invalid, President Raul Khadzhimba said on Monday (July 11). Voters were asked to answer the following question at the referendum: “Do you consider it necessary to hold snap presidential election in the Republic of Abkhazia?” Abkhazia’s Central Election Commission said that voter turnout stood...

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UK government rejects 4m-strong petition for 2nd EU vote
Jul09

UK government rejects 4m-strong petition for 2nd EU vote

The British government on Saturday (July 9) formally rejected a petition signed by more than 4.125 million people calling for a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. “We the undersigned call upon HM (Her Majesty’s) government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 percent based a turnout less than 75 percent there should be another referendum,” the petition said. On...

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Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2
Jul05

Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2

Hungary will hold a referendum on Oct. 2 on whether to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government steps up its fight against the EU’s migration policies. Emboldened by Britain’s shock vote to quit the European Union, Orban is forging ahead with his own referendum which he hopes will give him a mandate to challenge Brussels. A massive...

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