Referendums

British Prime Minister Theresa May walks by the EU stars as she arrives for a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic no-deal scenario. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 16, 2018 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions Sunday that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions in the U.K., not heal them. International Trade...
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Police attempt to keep rival Brexit protest groups from clashing in central London, Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. The "Brexit Betrayal Rally" led by English far-right activist Tommy Robinson and UK Independence Party, UKIP, leader Gerard Batten, protesting for a split from Europe, and a Pro-Europe anti-fascist counter-demonstration both marched in central London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 1:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with the European Union. May is fighting to...
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A voter signs her name after having voted in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign finance rules and reform a scandal-tainted council charged with selecting judges. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmos)
December 09, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit...
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December 06, 2018 - 11:58 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly has finalized legislation implementing the voter photo identification mandate approved in a statewide referendum last month. The Senate voted 25-7 on Thursday to accept House changes to the measure and sent it to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, a...
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An Anti Brexit campaigner waves a European Union flag in Westminster in London, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address Parliament Tuesday, opening five days of debate before a Dec. 11 vote on the divorce agreement.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 04, 2018 - 1:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament dealt Prime Minister Theresa May's government two bruising defeats on Tuesday, even before lawmakers began an epic debate that will decide the fate of May's European Union divorce deal — and of her political career. Opening five days of debate on the Brexit deal,...
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Prime Minister Theresa May gives evidence before the Liaison Committee on matters relating to Brexit at Portcullis House in London, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney says most British businesses aren't ready for a no-deal departure from the European Union as lawmakers from all parties are criticising the agreement Prime Minister May negotiated with the EU, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. (PA via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the opposition Labour Party of betraying the British people by trying to stop Brexit as she went on the offensive Friday in her battle to win approval of the widely criticized divorce agreement she negotiated with the European Union. With...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Photo identification requirements to vote in person in North Carolina have cleared one legislative chamber. The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to the measure detailing qualifying IDs and exceptions. The measure received initial Senate approval Wednesday and now goes to...
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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens during a meeting with Ricardo Salinas and other business leaders in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. The president-elect and Salinas signed an accord to offer internships within the Salinas Group for 12,000 young people and to create programs to assist tens of thousands of additional youth. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Results released Monday show voters in Mexico approved all 10 pet projects of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a referendum questioned because of low turnout. Lopez Obrador has touted referendums as a way to give people power in determining policies, but critics say...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, a couple kiss and hold their marriage certificate during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei,, Taiwan, on the World Human Rights Day. Voters in Taiwan passed on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
November 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo two cows fight during the traditional "Combats de Reines" ("Battle of the Queens"), a cow fight in Bussy-Chardonney, western Switzerland. During the combat the cows simply push forehead against forehead. They also use their horns in different ways. Swiss will decide on Sunday whether to ban farmers from removing cow horns. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, file
November 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer's proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals keep their horns, according to projections. Swiss media, including public broadcaster SRF, reported that the early...
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