Referendums

A child lifts the courtain of a voting booth as his father casts his vote, in Ciorogarla, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Romanians are voting Sunday around the country for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 07, 2018 - 11:09 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians voted Sunday on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, but the referendum was at risk of being invalidated after voters failed to participate in large numbers. The proposed amendment would change the definition of...
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A woman casts her vote, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage has started in Romania. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 07, 2018 - 6:44 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The head of the Romanian Orthodox Church is urging the faith's adherents to vote in a referendum that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, if it passes. The church...
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Head of the Romanian Orthodox church Patriarch Daniel exits a voting booth in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage has started in Romania. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 06, 2018 - 3:31 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians have begun two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote has raised concerns that non-traditional families will be discriminated against. A conservative group initiated the referendum being held...
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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 - 9:13 am
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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Macedonia's Defense minister Radmila Sekerinska, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani give a news conference at the Government Building 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 - 6:50 am
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 with low voter turnout. The European Union, NATO and the...
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Supporters of a movement for voters to boycott the referendum, celebrate in central Skopje, Macedonia, after election officials gave low turnout figures before polls closed, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The crucial referendum on accepting a deal with Greece to change the country's name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's hopes for a strong message of support.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 30, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A referendum on changing Macedonia's name as part of a deal that would pave the way for NATO membership won overwhelming support Sunday, but low voter turnout highlighted the hurdles that still remain for the Balkan country to join the alliance. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...
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A supporter of a movement for voters to boycott the referendum, celebrates in central Skopje, Macedonia, after election officials gave low turnout figures, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The crucial referendum on accepting a deal with Greece to change the country's name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's hopes for a strong message of support. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 30, 2018 - 2:23 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Macedonia's referendum on a name change for the country (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has described a referendum on changing the small European country's name to North Macedonia and thereby pave the way to NATO membership...
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A woman rides a bicycle next to a poster "For European Macedonia", on a street in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Macedonians will vote Sunday in a referendum on whether to change the country's name to "North Macedonia", a move which would allow the Balkan country to qualify for NATO membership and also pave its way toward the European Union. The banner also reads in Macedonian "It is time for decision" and "A secure future for our children". (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
September 28, 2018 - 2:19 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonians have had a country to call their own for less than three decades. Now, the citizens of one of Europe's youngest countries are being asked to weigh matters of national identity and national interest as they decide a fundamental question: what their homeland will...
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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 - 12:40 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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Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on during the Labour Party's annual conference at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), in Liverpool, England, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 9:51 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 even support a new Brexit referendum. The party's chief Brexit spokesman...
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