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Greece amends constitution to net corrupt politicians

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Thursday held a second vote on changes to the country's constitution, aiming to facilitate the prosecution of corrupt politicians.

Myanmar holds rare rally to call for constitution reform

Yangon - Hundreds gathered Wednesday in downtown Yangon for a rally urging reform of Myanmar's controversial constitution gifting the army sweeping powers, a move Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government will discuss ahead of 2020 elections.

Pompeo: 'No one should be fooled' by Cuba constitution vote

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday dismissed a referendum in Cuba on a new constitution that affirmed the central role of socialism, calling it stage-managed "political theater" rather than a democratic vote.

Cubans back new constitution affirming role of socialism

Havana - Cubans voted overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional reforms that cement the role of socialism in the island nation, the electoral commission said Monday.Some 6.

Cubans back new constitution affirming role of socialism

Havana - Cubans voted overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional reforms that cement the role of socialism in the island nation, the electoral commission said Monday.Some 6.

No Yes-men: Some resist Cuba government's constitution push

Havana - "Yes, yes, yes, yes." On the streets of Havana, it's hard to escape the government's campaign urging voters to endorse the Communist country's new Constitution in a February 24 referendum.

Greece revises constitution to fight corrupt politicians

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Thursday voted to revise several articles in the country's constitution, aiming to facilitate the prosecution of corrupt politicians, the prime minister's office said.

Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi presidency

Apo - Egypt's parliament on Thursday gave preliminary approval to constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power after his second term ends in 2022.

Libya could vote on constitution in February: electoral commission

Tripoli - Libya's electoral commission could organise a referendum on a new constitution for the strife-torn country in February if it gets security guarantees and funds, its head said on Thursday."It is possible to organise a referendum on the constitution...

Cuba set to debate draft constitution paving way for gay marriage

Havana - A draft new constitution for Cuba that paves the way for same-sex marriage as well as the right to private property was ready to go before lawmakers on Thursday for fine-tuning ahead of a referendum next year.

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

Washington - President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in a headline-grabbing move bolstering his anti-immigration platform a week before midterm elections.

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

Washington - President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States -- guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution -- with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released Tuesday.

Three questions on Trump official's anonymous critique

Washington - The publication of a searing New York Times op-ed by an unnamed Trump administration senior official describing the president as amoral and making "reckless decisions" has thrown the White House into unprecedented turmoil.

Bemba appeals to DR Congo top court for right to run for president

Apo - Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba lodged an appeal with the Democratic Republic of Congo's top court on Monday after he was banned from running in upcoming presidential elections.

Cuba constitution referendum date set for February 2019

Havana - The national referendum to ratify Cuba's new constitution will take place on February 24, 2019, state television said Thursday.

Cuba plans to consult expatriates on new constitution

Havana - Cuba plans to let its 1.4 million expatriate citizens contribute to its new constitution, the first time emigrants will have a say in the island's affairs since the 1959 revolution.

Polish senate nixes president's referendum bid

Warsaw - Poland's Senate on Wednesday torpedoed a bid by the president for a non-binding referendum on a new constitution in a move that analysts said underscored tensions within the governing right-wing camp.

Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriages

Havana - The new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island's LGBT community.

Market economy set for recognition in Cuban constitutional reforms

Havana - Cuban legislators are set to implement sweeping constitutional reforms this weekend that will legally recognize private property and the market economy, as well as encourage foreign investments, but capitalism remains a dirty word.

Philippines' Duterte could extend rule under draft constitution

Manila - The draft of a new Philippine constitution submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday would grant him new powers and a chance to extend his stay in office by up to eight years.

How will Turkey's new system work?

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in for a second term Monday, wielding hefty new constitutional powers as he oversees a radically different system of government.

Top French court says no punishment for aiding migrants

Paris - France's Constitutional Court ruled Friday that people could not be charged for helping migrants who entered the country illegally, after dozens of people offering aid were prosecuted for what they denounced as "crimes of solidarity".

Burundi president surprises with vow to step down in 2020

Gitega - In a surprise move, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would step down in 2020, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power.

Nkurunziza: Burundi's 'visionary' leader

Nairobi - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation.

Impeachment attempt of Italian president will 'not succeed': analysts

Rome - Calls for Italian President Sergio Mattarella to be impeached for rejecting the choice of eurosceptic populists for economy minister will not succeed, analysts said Monday amid warnings of an institutional crisis in the eurozone's third largest economy...

US denounces 'climate of fear' that marred Burundi referendum

Washington - The United States on Monday denounced the "climate of fear and intimidation" and "lack of transparency" it said marred a vote on constitutional reform in Burundi and questioned the results.

Burundi backs reforms that could extend Nkurunziza rule

Bujumbura - Burundians overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that bolster President Pierre Nkurunziza's power and allow him to seek another two terms in office, results showed Monday.

Burundi backs constitutional change in referendum: official

Bujumbura - Burundians have overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza's powers and giving him the option to stay in power until 2034, official results showed Monday.

Burundians vote in referendum to extend president's rule

Bujumbura - Burundians voted Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.

Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule

Nairobi - Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.
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