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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Turnbull said it was important to remember that “a constitutionally conservative nation has to be persuaded that the amendments respect the fundamental values of the Constitution, and will deliver precise changes, clearly understood, that will ­benefit all Australians … we do not want to embark on some sort of exercise in heroic failure”.

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MALI POLITICS: Thousands of Malians Protest Against Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Referendum on Constitutional Changes

MALI POLITICS: Thousands of Malians Protest Against Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Referendum on Constitutional Changes

“We don’t need a revised constitution. We need the state to liberate the north and centre of Mali and to take account of people’s aspirations,” protester and local councillor Sonore Sidibe said at the march.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Can #BringBackOurGirls Bring Back Our Girls?

NIGERIA POLITICS: Can #BringBackOurGirls Bring Back Our Girls?

Nonetheless, #BringBackOurGirls continues to call for the rescue of the remaining missing girls by the terrorist group.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

“The people have a right to vote and the people will vote on July 30, rain or shine!” Maduro said during a speech at an event with candidates to the new assembly.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

“We will not seek to introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. “The Scottish government will reset the plan I set out.”

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

“From today going forward, the Federal government will no longer be able to ignore the voice of the majority of the American citizens in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said in a statement.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Catalonia Sets Vote on Independence from Spain for October 1

SPAIN POLITICS: Catalonia Sets Vote on Independence from Spain for October 1

“The question will be: ‘Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic’,” Carles Puigdemont, president of the government of Catalonia, said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “We are Quebecers. Our nation is the founder of the country. We will engage in dialogue with other Canadians.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

“I shall propose it explicitly: the new constitution will go to a consultative referendum so it is the people who say whether they are in agreement or not with the new, strengthened constitution,” Nicolas Maduro said.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

Voters also want to see a closer-knit Europe after Britain leaves the Union, with 67% of respondents saying that they want to see further EU integration once a Brexit deal has been agreed.

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TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has underlined its resolve to use all the existing democratic channels to ensure a rerun of the controversial referendum on the country’s constitutional reform.

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UK POLITICS: Gina Miller Takes Center Stage in June 8 Snap Election

UK POLITICS: Gina Miller Takes Center Stage in June 8 Snap Election

Gina Miller said her “Best for Britain” campaign would raise money to support election candidates who promised to hold full vote on May’s final Brexit deal.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional reform package. With most of the ballots opened, over 51 percent of voters have supported expanding the powers of president.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP party, which supported the “Yes” vote, to congratulate them, presidential sources said. They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage

Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Rebuffs Scoxit Referendum

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Rebuffs Scoxit Referendum

“Our Plan for Britain is a plan for a brighter future,” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Will Not Oppose Second Referendum

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Will Not Oppose Second Referendum

Labour Party will not oppose for second Scottish independence referendum if the plan wins support from Scottish parliament, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

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