Is a referendum 'real' democracy like they say?

2019-01-28 11:52

Democracy in practice means representative democracy, not direct democracy, a popular term for a form that does not exist and is never defined or critically examined beyond claims for it being 'real' or 'true' democracy.

The 'often overlooked' sledgehammer that ended apartheid

2017-10-19 10:17

Although it’s near-impossible to isolate the exact moment apartheid ended, the 1992 referendum is often overlooked as being the sledgehammer that sealed its fate, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Time to contest Turkey's vote results over: Minister

2017-04-22 20:43

Turkey's ruling party and the main opposition party are still embroiled in a fight over the results of the referendum on expanding the president's powers.

Turkey's Erdogan claims referendum win

2017-04-16 22:03

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision".

Erdogan-style moustaches trending in Turkish ruling party

2017-04-13 09:47

Neatly-trimmed moustaches, similar to that worn by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have become increasingly popular among government ministers.

WATCH: Brexit will be financial disaster – Richard Branson

2016-06-21 14:21

Britons will cause 'irreparable damage' both to Great Britain and to Europe if it votes “Leave” in Thursday’s referendum, says entrepreneur Richard Branson.


Swiss vote on regional 'burqa ban', GMOs

2018-09-23 10:41

A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St. Gallen region on Sunday is expected to usher in a "burqa ban", making it the second Swiss canton to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Sturgeon puts second independence referendum on hold

2017-06-27 19:01

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she has changed her mind about seeking a second independence referendum.

Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

2017-04-18 13:47

Turkey's prime minister has called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will give sweeping new powers to the office of the president.

Turkey decides its 'destiny' in tight referendum

2017-04-16 16:30

Turkey is voting to decide whether to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers in a bitterly-contested referendum.

Mailbox: Appeal for referendum on removing Zuma – #Referendum4NoJZ

2016-11-17 15:35

A South African makes a heartfelt appeal for a national referendum to rid the country of a president who is increasingly being seen as (but not yet proven to be) corrupt.

Malta votes on hunting breeding birds

2015-04-11 11:38

The Maltese population is voting in a referendum to decide whether to overturn a law that allows the hunting of breeding birds in spring.

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