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Equatorial Guinea Votes in Constitution Referendum

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Equatorial Guineans have voted in a referendum on constitutional reforms the opposition denounces as a charade. If the changes are approved in Sunday’s vote, the country’s president would be limited to two seven-year terms. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s government says the new constitution will also provide better oversight over the executive branch, improve human rights […]

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Equatorial Guinea Votes in Constitution Referendum Sunday

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Equatorial Guineans will vote on a referendum to the constitution Sunday that would limit the country’s president to two seven-year terms. Those opposing the measure say it provides additional authority to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who already wields influence over the legislative and judicial branches of the tiny west African country. President Obiang’s government says […]

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Liberian Voters Reject Referendum Measures

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Liberia say voters rejected all four proposed changes to the country’s constitution in a recent referendum. An election commission official announced Wednesday that none of the proposals recieved the two-thirds majority needed to pass. The most controversial change would have reduce the number of consecutive years a presidential candidate must have resided in […]

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Seoul Mayor Resigns After Referendum Fails

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has resigned after losing a referendum on free school lunches. Oh Se-hoon’s resignation Friday comes two days after he lost a citywide referendum that drew less than a third of the city’s eligible voters, failing a legal requirement for counting ballots. Oh, a conservative ally of President […]

Seoul Mayor’s Job in Question After Referendum Fails

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of South Korea’s capital are waiting to see whether Mayor Oh Se-hoon will follow through on a pledge to resign after an embarrassing referendum defeat. Oh, a conservative ally of President Lee Myung-bak, had staked his career on the referendum, which would have reversed a decision by the liberal city council to extend free […]

Seoul Mayor’s Job in Question After Referendum Fails

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of South Korea’s capital are waiting to see whether Mayor Oh Se-hoon will follow through on a pledge to resign after an embarrassing referendum defeat. Oh, a conservative ally of President Lee Myung-bak, had staked his career on the referendum, which would have reversed a decision by the liberal city council to extend free […]

Low Turnout in Liberian Referendum

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Liberia reported low voter turnout on Tuesday in the country’s disputed constitutional referendum. Liberians decided on four proposed amendments to the constitution. The most controversial change would reduce the number of consecutive years a presidential candidate must have resided in Liberia, from 10 to five. Other proposed changes would delay the presidential […]

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Error in Liberian Referendum Ballot Causes Confusion

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian election officials have acknowledged there is an error on ballot papers for Tuesday’s constitutional referendum. Voters were supposed to choose between two retirement ages for Supreme Court justices: 70 or 75. But the ballot papers list the two choices as 75 and 75. Election commission officials blame the situation on a printing error. They […]

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Constitutional Changes Put to Vote in Liberia

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Liberians head to the polls Tuesday to vote on proposed constitutional changes that are backed by the ruling party and strongly opposed by the opposition. The most controversial change would reduce the number of years a presidential candidate must have lived in Liberia from 10 to five. That could affect which candidates are eligible for […]

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Italian Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Nuclear Power

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has acknowledged defeat in opposition-backed referendums aimed at blocking the revival of nuclear energy and abolishing a law exempting government ministers from attending trials against them. Mr. Berlusconi said Monday the government will accept the clear result of the vote on the four referendums. The other two involved plans to […]

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