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SPAIN POLITICS: Mariano Rajoy Faces Biggest Constitutional Crisis After Violent Secession Vote in Catalonia

SPAIN POLITICS: Mariano Rajoy Faces Biggest Constitutional Crisis After Violent Secession Vote in Catalonia

Puigdemont called an emergency meeting of the Catalan regional government. In Madrid, Rajoy planned to coordinate next steps in a meeting with Pedro Sanchez, leader of the opposition Socialists. Puigdemont’s comments threw down a challenge to Rajoy, who has the constitutional power to sack the regional government and put Catalonia under central control pending fresh elections.

The anti-independence newspaper El Pais wrote in an editorial of Rajoy’s “absolute inability to manage the crisis since the very beginning”.

“What happened yesterday was pathetic. When Rajoy stepped up, it was surreal. Nothing has changed and I’ve no idea how things can be fixed now,” said Elvira Ramisa, 58, talking in her kitchen in the small town of Sant Pere de Torello while the latest news blared on the radio.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Says: ‘New Homeowners Not Liable for Debts of Previous Owners’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Says: ‘New Homeowners Not Liable for Debts of Previous Owners’

Constitutional Court handed down judgment in an application for confirmation of an order by the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division: Pretoria (High Court) that declared section 118(3) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 constitutionally invalid. This section provides that an amount due for municipal services rendered on any property is a charge upon that property and enjoys preference over any mortgage bond registered against the property.

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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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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders make up 2.8 percent of the 24.5 million population but have disproportionately high rates of suicide and incarceration, ranking near the bottom in almost every economic and social indicator.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

It will be up to the Court to determine whether the Minister’s amendment should stand and whether or not the STBs will be produced without encryption capacity.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said, “I am fairly confident grants will be paid.”

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

The court said in a statement that law enforcement agencies in France had enough other resources to monitor websites which incited militancy, and people who clearly had “a terrorist intention”.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

Turkey’s parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate

Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan

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UK: Brexit Vote Had No Constitutional Substance – Lawyers

UK: Brexit Vote Had No Constitutional Substance – Lawyers

“It was an advisory referendum, no more than that,” David Pannick told the High Court on Thursday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Prosecutor Appeal On Zuma Graft Charges Denied

SOUTH AFRICA: Prosecutor Appeal On Zuma Graft Charges Denied

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said the appeals were attempts by the NPA and Zuma to delay him having his day in court.

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GABON: Ping Rejects Constitutional Court On Bongo Election Win

GABON: Ping Rejects Constitutional Court On Bongo Election Win

“I will not retreat. (As) president elected by Gabonese, I remain at your side to defend your vote and your sovereignty,” Gabon’s opposition leader Ping.

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FRANCE: Sarkozy Vows Constitutional Change To Ban Burkinis

FRANCE: Sarkozy Vows Constitutional Change To Ban Burkinis

Asked about that risk, Nicholas Sarkozy said: “Well, then we change the constitution. We’ve changed it thirty odd times, it’s not a problem.”

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USA: Kate Lynn Blatt And Constitutional Battle For Transgender Rights In America

USA: Kate Lynn Blatt And Constitutional Battle For Transgender Rights In America

“Oh my God, it was the most liberating thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life,” Kate Lynn Blatt said.

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HAITI: With No Successor, Haiti Is In Constitutional Crisis

“The opposition has no clue. They don’t even exist for me. I don’t want a transition with them. I want an election,” said Moise supporter Cheney Robeus.

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CANADA: Raw Politics, Constitutional Wrangling To Face Canada

David Johnston could decide, for example, whether to dissolve Parliament and hold an election if a minority government is defeated.

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