Constitutional Referendum to take place on 16th April

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Election has announced that a constitutional referendum will be held on April 16. The referendum, which is really all about making President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan an […]

Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat

President Sergio Mattarella will be looking for a new prime minister today after Matteo Renzi stood down overnight following a crushing defeat in yesterday’s constitutional referendum. The referendum, which would […]

Ivorians vote to change Constitution

On a turnout of 42.42% a total of 2,480,287 (93.42%) Ivorians have voted to change the country’s constitution. Just 174,714 (6.58%) voted against with 23,600 abstentions. The new constitution makes […]

Voters reject peace deal with FARC

Colombian voters have rejected a peace deal which had been signed last week between President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Timoleón Jimenez after […]

Ceasefire between FARC and Government formalised

The leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC), Timoleón Jiménez (known as Timochenko) has ordered his forces to lay down their arms in a formal ceasefire with […]

UK votes to leave EU

The United Kingdom voted in a referendum yesterday (23rd June 2016) to leave the European Union (EU). The British people were asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of […]

Most vote ‘Yes’ in Constitutional Referendum

A total of 4,038,183 or 91.74% of eligible voters voted in Sunday’s constitutional referendum. Of those 96.6% voted for the 41 changes proposed to the constitution according to the Central […]

Tajikistan holds Constitutional Referendum

Tajikistan is holding a constitutional referendum today to decide on a number of important changes. There are 41 changes being proposed and the 4.2 million voters will be able to […]

First stage recall petition gains nearly two million signatures

The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) has submitted 80 boxes of petitions to the National Electoral Council (CNE). Each box contained 2,500 forms to give a total of around 1,850,000 signatures […]

Renzi gets his Constitutional Reform referendum

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a landmark victory yesterday when parliament voted for his constitutional reforms which are designed to bring more stable government to a country which has seen […]

Yes vote wins Constitutional Referendum

The Yes vote in the constitutional referendum has won but on a low turnout. Those in favour of making constitutional changes took 62.54% of the vote whilst those who voted […]

Senegal votes in Constitutional Referendum

Senegal is holding an important constitutional referendum today which will see sweeping changes to the political system in the country if it is passed. The referendum is the culmination of […]

Bolivians appear to vote No to presidential term extension

Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has confirmed that first results in Sunday’s constitutional referendum show that the no vote has won. The referendum was held to decide if Article 168 […]

EU Referendum on 23rd June

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on whether to stay in or leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016. The decision […]

Kagame set to be another President for life

The people of Rwanda have voted in favour of changing Article 101 of the Rwandan constitution. The change means that President Paul Kagame will be allowed to stand for a […]

Voters support Parliamentary Republic in referendum

Armenian voters voted yesterday to turn the country into a parliamentary republic whilst reducing the powers of the president. In future the president will be elected indirectly by parliament rather […]

Constitutional Referendum on 25th October

President Denis Sassou Nguesso has announced that the country will hold a referendum on 25th October to make changes to the constitution. The decision was taken after a Cabinet meeting […]

Greece votes No

Greek voters have voted No in the referendum yesterday which means they have rejected a bailout deal which had been put forward by the ‘institutions’ on 25th June. Voter turnout […]

Greeks vote in referendum

Greek citizens are voting today in a referendum which will almost certainly decide if Greece stays in the Eurozone or returns to the Drachma. Voters are being asked if they […]

Austerity Referendum called for 5th July

Following months of negotiations between the left-wing Syriza led government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and their international creditors the Prime Minister has decided to call a referendum for Sunday […]

Catalonia holds informal independence vote

Catalonia held its informal vote on Independence yesterday after Spain’s constitutional court had ruled that a formal vote would not be permitted. Out of a total of more than 5.4 […]

Scotland rejects Independence

The Scottish people have rejected the idea of separating from the rest of the United Kingdom in a referendum which took place yesterday. Of the 32 local authorities reporting their […]

PM Rajoy rules out Scotland/Catalonia automatically joining EU

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has made it clear that any part of a country that decides to break away from a state of the European Union, such as the case […]

Scottish Independence Referendum – Polls Open

The people of Scotland are voting today to decide whether they will be an independent country or remain part of the United Kingdom (UK). The question on the ballot paper […]

Separatist referendum patchy but predictable

A patchwork of towns and cities in eastern Ukraine held a referendum yesterday on whether they wish to remain with Ukraine or join the Russian Federation. The referendum went ahead […]