referendum

Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails referendum victory

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed the “Yes” vote in the referendum to amend Turkey’s constitution and grant the country’s presidential office new executive powers. “We have been attacked by other nations of the world. You have seen how the West attacked us,” Erdogan told cheering supporters in Istanbul on[…]

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Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum

Hungarians on Sunday began voting on a referendum over European Union plans to relocate refugees and migrants among member states. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has fiercely opposed the EU plan, which seeks to share 160,000 asylum seekers around the 28-member bloc via mandatory quotas. Under the[…]

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Venezuela delays Nicolas Maduro recall referendum

Venezuela’s opposition has appealed for calm after electoral authorities cancelled a meeting on whether they could go ahead with efforts to remove President Nicolas Maduro in a referendum. The National Electoral Board (CNE) had been due to deliver its ruling on whether it accepted or rejected an initial petition with[…]

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Tens of thousands rally in Athens ahead of referendum

The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum has ended, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “Yes” and “No” answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the referendum last weekend, asking Greeks to[…]

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