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AMLO's 'Maya Train' wins in landslide in Mexico

Mexico - Indigenous communities in southern Mexico voted overwhelmingly to approve President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's pet project to build a regional railroad aimed at boosting tourism and economic development, the government said Monday.The $6.

Bougainville independence vote a 'shockwave' for PNG: Ahern

Sydney - The scale of Bougainville's landslide vote for independence has sent "shockwaves" through Papua New Guinea's government, referendum chair Bertie Ahern told AFP Thursday, urging a quick start to talks on secession.

Bougainville voters back independence by landslide

- Voters backing Bougainville's independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory, according to results released Wednesday -- a major step toward the troubled isles becoming the world's newest nation.

Counting complete in Bougainville independence vote

- The results of Bougainville's independence referendum are set to be announced Wednesday -- with the troubled Pacific islands expected to resoundingly back the creation of a new nation and a break with Papua New Guinea.

Chileans to vote on new constitution in response to protests

Santiago - Chile said Friday it will hold a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of violent civil unrest.

Tears, hope as foes reconcile before Bougainville independence vote

Once-sworn enemies in Bougainville's cruel decade-long civil war are holding a series of reconciliation ceremonies, hoping shared tears and apologies can bury the past ahead of a landmark vote on the region's independence from Papua New Guinea.

Catalan leader pledges to work for fresh independence vote

Barcelona - The president of Spain's protest-hit Catalonia region pledged Thursday to push for a new vote on secession, despite the fallout from a failed 2017 independence bid that sparked the country's worst political crisis in decades.

Gibraltar to hold referendum on anti-abortion laws

Gibraltar - Gibraltar said Thursday it will hold a referendum next year on whether to ease the tiny British territory's laws against abortion, which are among the harshest in the world.

Ireland votes overwhelmingly to relax strict divorce law

Dublin - Ireland voted by an overwhelming majority to relax its constitutional restriction on divorce, results showed Sunday, the latest in a series of reforms to modernise the charter of the once devoutly Catholic nation.

Madagascar president announces constitutional referendum

Antananarivo - Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has called a May 27 referendum on changing the constitution, to do away with the country's Senate and give more powers to the regions.

MPs overwhelmingly reject second Brexit referendum

London - British MPs on Thursday voted massively against delaying leaving the EU in order to hold a second Brexit referendum, dealing a major blow to pro-European campaigners urging a fresh public vote.

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.

Double or quits: will Macron risk a referendum?

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron could be set to organise France's first referendum in 14 years to end months of "yellow vest" protests, but analysts say the move is a risky gamble.

Ireland to vote on relaxing strict divorce laws

Dublin - Ireland will hold a referendum in May on relaxing its strict divorce laws, the government said Tuesday, the latest vote aimed at liberalising social rules in the Catholic country.

Hopes for second Brexit referendum reach fever pitch

London - Hopes for a second referendum on EU membership are rising in Britain amid heightened uncertainty over Brexit, but big hurdles remain -- from the timing to legal complexities on both sides of the Channel.

Taiwan to enact separate law on gay marriage

Taipei - Taiwan will enact a separate law for same-sex unions after conservative groups won a recent referendum battle, the premier said, as LGBT activists Friday urged the government to abide by a landmark ruling to offer equal marriage rights.

Anti-gay marriage groups win Taiwan referendum battle

Taipei - Voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendums Saturday in what LGBT activists said was a major blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer.

Taiwan vote spotlights social and political rifts

Taipei - Millions of Taiwanese went to the polls Saturday in key elections which tap into a raft of divisive issues, from relations with Beijing to gay rights.

Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban

Dublin - Ireland has voted to lift a rarely enforced constitutional ban on blasphemy in the latest secular reform for the once staunchly Catholic country, referendum results showed on Saturday.

Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban: exit polls

Dublin - Irish voters overwhelmingly backed the lifting of a constitutional ban on blasphemy, exit polls said Saturday, the latest reform relaxing the devout nation's historic ties to the Catholic Church.

Massive Taiwan Gay Pride parade pushes key referendum vote

Taipei - Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors and supporters Saturday as tens of thousands of people took part in Taipei's Gay Pride parade -- the biggest in Asia -- ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights ...

Ireland votes on historic blasphemy ban

Dublin - Irish voters were deciding Friday whether to repeal a ban on blasphemy -- the latest potential reform distancing the once-devout nation from its Catholic past.

'Half million' rally in London for new Brexit vote

London - EU flag waving Britons rejecting a future outside Europe packed the heart of London on Saturday for an anti-Brexit protest organisers said drew more than half a million people.

Worried Britons to rally for new Brexit vote

London - Britons dreading life outside Europe will rally from all corners to London Saturday to try to stop their country's looming breakup with the EU.

Taiwan to hold independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan independence campaigners will take to the streets Saturday for what they hope will be a major rally in a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government.

Romania vote to restrict gay marriage fails: final results

Bucharest - A controversial Romanian referendum aimed at restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples has failed after turnout fell well below the threshold, final results showed on Monday.

Low turnout casts doubt on Romania anti-gay marriage vote

Bucharest - Low turnout voided a referendum in Romania Sunday on restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex unions, election officials said.Just 20.

Low turnout hits Romania gay marriage vote

Bucharest - Low turnout cast uncertainty over a referendum in Romania Sunday on restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex unions.
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Same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak kiss in Zagreb's downtown. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on December 1, 2013
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A photo of same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak is seen in their home in Zagreb. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on December 1, 2013
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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014
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Same-sex couple Mima Simic and her girlfriend Marta Susak vote in a referendum in Zagreb December 1, 2013. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman"
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Egyptian President Mursi has come under fire from the opposition due to the referendum, which has passed by majority vote.
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File photo of a poster for the initiative requesting a yes vote "1:12, together for fair wages" attached to a lamp post in Eclepens, western Switzerland. The sign reads : "Wages : stop to excesses. 1:12 Yes November 24"
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Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. in March.
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Ballot boxes are brought for vote counting at the Emirates Sports Arena in Glasgow on September 18, 2014
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Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann talks to media during a news conference on the 1:12 initiative in Bern November 24, 2013. Swiss voters rejected a proposal on Sunday to cap the salaries of top executives at 12 times that of a company's lowest wage, heeding warnings from industry leaders that the measure could harm the country's economy
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