September 30, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
An independence vote in Catalonia set for November 9 has been suspended after Spain's central government filed an appeal on Monday alleging the referendum would be illegal. The unanimous decision by the nation's Constitutional Court to hear the government's case automatically suspends the November ...[read more]
September 29, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Spanish Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy confirmed Monday that the Spanish government has filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court challenging the November 9 independence referendum for the Catalonia region. The government's appeal alleges that both the referendum and a law passed by the ...[read more]
September 27, 2014
by Ann Schober
The president of Spain's Catalonia region signed a decree today calling for a referendum on secession and independence from Spain, inciting confrontation from Spain's central government in Madrid. In a statement after the ceremonial signing, President Artur Mas, emphasizing Catalonia's "right to... ...[read more]
September 20, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Officials at the referendum in Glasgow are investigating ten counts of suspected electoral fraud at polling stations across the city. The suspect votes are thought to be cases of impersonation, where people cast a vote pretending to be someone else and the real person shows up later to vote. Each ...[read more]
September 19, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Voters in Scotland on Thursday voted against independence from the UK in the country's first national referendum on the matter. The Scottish Parliament unanimously approved a bill last November to hold a Scottish independence referendum. Eighty-four percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the ...[read more]
August 6, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Voters on Tuesday voted on a statewide referendum in Missouri to decide an amendment to the state constitution that would provide a "right to farm." If enacted, Amendment 1 will guarantee the rights of Missourians to "engage in farming and ranching practices," potentially invalidating local and ...[read more]
May 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The office of Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that it does not wish to annex eastern Ukraine where "self-rule" referendums have overwhelmingly supported secession, but called on the Kiev government to open dialogue with the separatists. The referendums, organized by pro-Russian ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution on Thursday declaring the Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The resolution calls upon all UN states, international organizations and specialty agencies not to recognize any change in status of the Crimean region despite the referendum ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty on Tuesday that incorporates Crimea, currently a part of Ukraine, into the Russian Federation. The agreement comes after a referendum in which more than 95 percent of Crimean voters, largely ethnic Russians, elected to ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Crimean parliament on Monday formally declared the region independent and asked to join the Russian Federation following a vote to secede from Ukraine. The US and EU have called the vote illegal, and the EU stated that the vote's outcome would not be recognized. The US on Monday announced ...[read more]

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