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  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont refuses to cancel independence bid

    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont refuses to cancel independence bid

    Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday decided not to rescind his independence bid as per an official requirement from Spain's government, and instead threatened to put the topic to a vote in his region's devolved parliament. Puigdemont announced his decision......

    October 19, 2017
  • Catalan independence vote begins, Spanish police seize ballot papers

    Catalan independence vote begins, Spanish police seize ballot papers

    Catalonia's disputed independence vote has quickly descended into chaos on Sunday as Spanish national police entered polling stations, seizing ballot boxes and voting papers, the media reported. In the town of Girona, where the regional President Carles Puigdemont was due......

    October 1, 2017
  • US Senate to vote on new Obamacare repeal bill

    US Senate to vote on new Obamacare repeal bill

    The US Senate is slated to vote on a new Obamacare repeal bill next week in an attempt to take advantage of a legislative exemption that expires on September 30 whereby the legislation could be approved with only a simple......

    September 21, 2017
  • Trump pressuring Republicans to vote again on ObamaCare

    Trump pressuring Republicans to vote again on ObamaCare

    US President Donald Trump has been pressuring Republican senators not to give up their fight to overturn Obamacare despite their failure last week to pass a bill to partially replace it. Over the weekend, Trump has bombarded Republican lawmakers with......

    July 31, 2017
  • Sonia, Rahul vote in Presidential election

    Sonia, Rahul vote in Presidential election

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi cast their votes for the Presidential election on Monday. Gandhi on Sunday called for a "conscience vote" while attacking the Narendra Modi government for trying to impose "narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision"......

    July 17, 2017
  • Germany set for snap vote on same-sex marriages

    Germany set for snap vote on same-sex marriages

    German members of Parliament are set to vote on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to the idea. The reform would give gay men and lesbians full marital rights, and allow them to......

    June 30, 2017
  • Women in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not allowed to vote

    Women in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not allowed to vote

    Women in the Shangla district of Pakistani's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been deprived of their right to vote in by-elections for two village councils, a media report said on Thursday. Local notables and the candidates for two village councils of......

    May 18, 2017
  • Record turnout in early South Korea presidential election voting

    Record turnout in early South Korea presidential election voting

    A record number of South Koreans participated in early voting for the presidential election set to be held next week, poll officials said on Friday. As of 1 pm, about 7.72 million people, or 18.17 per cent of the electorate,......

    May 5, 2017
  • Turkey set to vote in referendum on presidency

    Turkey set to vote in referendum on presidency

    Millions of Turks will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a tight referendum race that could transform the country into a presidential republic, granting sweeping new powers to the President. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to......

    April 15, 2017
  • Purifying democracy

    Purifying democracy

    When India attained freedom in 1947, its people were not familiar with the democratic system. Democracy was once described by Abraham Lincoln as a system “of the people, by the people and for the people’. But, such a definition hardly......

    February 13, 2017
  • Purifying democracy

    Purifying democracy

    When India attained freedom in 1947, its people were not familiar with the democratic system. Democracy was once described by Abraham Lincoln as a system “of the people, by the people and for the people’. But, such a definition hardly......

    February 13, 2017
  • '3 mn defence personnel, family members could not vote'

    '3 mn defence personnel, family members could not vote'

    An estimated 3 million defence personnel and their family members could not exercise their democratic right to vote due to the cumbersome procedure involved in proxy and postal voting, mainly on account of postal delays, a parliamentary committee has said.......

    December 21, 2016
  • Renzi loses referendum on constitutional reform: exit polls

    Renzi loses referendum on constitutional reform: exit polls

    President Sergio Mattarella will be charged with brokering the appointment of a new government to run Italy until the next general election, which has to take place by the spring of 2018.

    December 4, 2016