South Sudan readies for referendum With only 100 days to go until southern Sudan decides on independence from the north, expectations are high. Salva Kiir, the president of southern Sudan hopes his people will vote to separate from the north of the country. But opponents of secession say they are too afraid to express their views. Ensuring a free and fair referendum will not be easy, but a delay could mean instability, something the international community wants to avoid. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Juba, Southern Sudan.
Facing the referendum www.ntv.co.ke Debate on the constitution dominated political meetings across the country. At state house Nairobi, president Kibaki called for reason ahead of the July referendum while in Nyeri a group politicians appealed to church leaders not to reject the whole draft because of the few contentious clauses. But deputy speaker Farah Maalim accused a section of mps of hypocrisy for opposing the draft after passing it unanimously in the house.
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Sudan referendum results Provisional results from south Sudan's just concluded referendum indicate almost 99 percent of voters have chosen independence, with 98.7 of the votes already counted. KTN's Kathryn Omwandho reports.
Jubilant south Sudanese vote en masse in referendum Southern Sudanese turned out in jubilant droves Sunday to vote in a referendum expected to lead to the partition of Africa's largest nation and the creation of the world's 193rd UN member state. The poll is the centre piece of a 2005 peace deal with the Arabic north that ended Africa's longest-running civil war.Duration: 02:11
Jubilant south Sudanese vote en masse in referendum Southern Sudanese turned out in jubilant droves Sunday to vote in a referendum expected to lead to the partition of Africa's largest nation and the creation of the world's 193rd UN member state. The poll is the centre piece of a 2005 peace deal with the Arabic north that ended Africa's longest-running civil war. Duration: 01:40.
Referendum campaigns www.ntv.co.ke The Yes team has received yet another boost with the defection of assistant minister and Tigania East MP, Peter Munya. Munya who has been campaigning against the document, was received by deputy Prime Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was leading the yes campaigns in the Meru region. In Eldoret, a warrant of arrest was issued against former Kibwezi MP, Kalembe Ndile, for holding an illegal meeting to campaign against the document.
Referendum In Egypt Shows New Stage In Struggle Muslim Brotherhood makes deal with military to create new "old" order
Historic electoral reform referendum in the UK Becoming part of the government in the UK has traditionally been seen as a largely unachievable feat for smaller political parties. But Nick Clegg managed it. The leader of the Liberal Democrats joined the Conservatives in May 2010 after David Cameron's party did not get an outright majority. As a sweetener, Clegg was offered a longed-for referendum to change the current electoral system, which favours the two-party contest. ...
Turkey's referendum explained Turkey has voted in a tightly contested referendum to change the constitution. Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, said that the reforms will bring the charter more in line with European Union standards, boosting Turkey's membership bid into the bloc. But opponents said it gives the government too much power over the judiciary. Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Turkey.
Police graduate ahead of referendum www.ntv.co.ke In Bentu, John Allan Namu has just witnessed a pass out parade of police cadets who are to be part of the security operation during the referendum period. Tens of thousands of security officers have been deployed across the country as an assurance to voters and to deter any trouble from outside.
Inside Story - Sudan's referendum Voter registration for Sudan's January referendum has began but what osbtacles might it face and who are the main players? Inside Story investigates.
Wales referendum 1997 Live BBC coverage of the Carmarthen result being declared in the 1997 referendum on devolution to Wales. This was the last council to announce its result and won the referendum for the 'Yes' voters.
Thom Hartmann: IMPORTANT! Boulder council pushes 'corporate personhood' referendum In Boulder, Colorado the city council will soon consider a referendum to be put on the ballot calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution to strip corporations of the personhood that Court Reporter Davis deceptively gave them more than a century ago. It's a very important step for America.
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High Hopes in Southern Sudan Over Referendum As residents of southern Sudan vote on a referendum to secede from the north, dozens have been killed in new violence. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro checks in with Ray Suarez from the southern capital of Juba.
South Sudan Referendum A new surge in violence may threaten implementation of 2005 peace deal in the South Sudan referendum. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
South Sudan braced for independence referendum South Sudanese go to the polls on Sunday in a referendum that marks the culmination of decades of war and six years of peace, that could see the mostly Christian south break from historical domination by the Muslim north. Duration: 01:45.
Venezuela's referendum: What's at stake? More at Mark Weisbrot The constitutional referendum and the media's "anti-Chavez" slant Friday November 30th, 2007 Mark Weisbrot is co-director and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC An economist, Weisbrot is a frequent guest on US television and radio news programs and writes a regular column for the McClatchy-Tribune chain of over 550 newspapers.
Yes2AV: Second Referendum Broadcast TV historian Dan Snow explains how AV is a simple way to ensure that the majority get what they want. For more information, visit: Film made by http
South Sudan sees polls as prelude to referendum Despite the boycott of numerous opposition groups, Sudan's elections are seen to be significant, marking the country's move from a military government to a democratic one. The polls are also being held as part of a peace deal that ended the civil war between the north and south of the country. And for many people in south Sudan, they are being viewed as a prelude to a referendum in January on possible independence. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Juba, southern Sudan (12 April 2010)
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The referendum faces www.ntv.co.ke The greens and reds are in the last minute dash for votes as the referendum day approaches. But the campaigns for and against the proposed constitution seem to have shifted gears to a political contest for those eyeing the presidency come 2012. In our special referendum feature, Pamela Asigi examines the faces of the referendum and what is in it for them.
Farage, Barroso lock horns over Wikileaks, EU referendum During question time in the European Parliament, UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage locks horns with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso over Wikileaks, the democratic legitimacy of the European commission and UKIP's desire for a UK referendum on the European Union. Since the end of 2010, the European parliament schedules a monthly 'catch-the-eye' debate with the president of the European Commission.
SUDAN - High turnout for south Sudanese referendum SUDAN - Dozens killed after days of clashes in disputed border district. A very strong commitment to the first day of referundum in south sudan. At the opening of polling stations in some parts.. waiting reached 4 hours. There is even mobilisation at the SPLA, the southern Sudan army. An army of young fighters.. former child soldiers. Reportage Karim Hakiki, Melissa Bell.
5 May referendum explained On Thursday May 5 2011, there will be a referendum on the voting system you use to elect MPs. Our resident expert Victor is here to tell you all you need to know about the two voting systems, and to explain what to do on referendum day. --- If you require an audio version of the information in this film, an audio booklet is available at /booklet This film has closed captions, which aren't viewable on some mobile devices. To view them, please visit on your computer.
South Sudanese to vote on referendum Sudanese delegates are meeting on Sunday to discuss border issues ahead of January's secession referendum. Around 2 million southerners are currently living in the north of Sudan, and there are growing concerns over their fate if the south votes in favour of independence. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports.
Is your Cat confused about the referendum on the alternative vote on the 5th May? Are you unsure about how to vote on the 5th May? Confused about AV, the Alternative Vote, and First Past the Post? Think about how your cat must feel! This video addresses the issue in a cat friendly manner! Here is an AZ of responses to No campaign lies: bit.ly Reform Cat also now has his own facebook page! T-shirts, with vote meow in front and METAPHOR in back: bit.ly Screenshots for Battle Cat and Reform Cat supporters: REFORM CAT: BATTLE CAT: CAN HAZ VOTE KITTEH A Cat watches the video: Created by Chris Rowe Chris@ Based on concepts by Daniel Henry and Mevan Babakar The amazing cats are from the green screen cat challenge from SMPInteractives at: youtu.be *** DISCLAIMER *** This video is not insinuating that Dog owners are more likely to vote no, nor that dogs are inherently right wing. The video was simply made by cats, for cats, and is thus somewhat biased towards doggies. If you wish, simply substitute cat for whatever you own favourite animal may be :) Thanks to Andrew Kramer for his awesome graph tutorial at The Very first frame is from Monty Python's Confuse-a-Cat sketch. http Well done if you got that reference ;) Official campaign: Unofficial campaign Awesome stuff made by supporters: (Battle Cat is a copyright and/or trademark of Mattel and Classic Media) alternative vote explained!
Inside Story - Is Sudan ready for the referendum? Less than three months to go there is a lot of uncertainty over whether Sudan will be ready for the referendum and what will happen if it is not held. Will the referendum take place on time? And what would a delayed vote mean for Sudan?
Sudan's Referendum Challenges NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye describes the challenges in Sudan of informing a largely illiterate population about the upcoming referendum on southern secession.
Sudan Referendum In the second part of our ongoing series on the upcoming sudan referendum, Citizen tv's Evelyn Wambui talks exclusively with the south sudan vice president Dr Riek Machar about the expectations of the south and their plans after the eventual outcome of the referendum.
Millions vote in Egypt referendum Millions of Egyptians, with a belief that each voice counts, have come out in large numbers to vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms. The referendum seeks peoples' opinion whether there should be an amendment in the current constitution or it should be drafted afresh. After the revolution, people now have the right to decide their own democratic future. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros has more on the country's democratic transition from Cairo.
Sudan referendum splits SPLM The Sudanese government says its forces have killed 40 rebels in clashes in northern Darfur. The clashes come just two weeks before a referendum in Sudan which could see the country split in two. And as the Sudan People's Liberation Movement prepares to rule a potential new state in the south, its members in the north are feeling under threat. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Khartoum.
Italy's referendum now "politically charged" This weekend's referendum on, among other things, nuclear power in Italy is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the sector, according to ***ysts. Rome banned nuclear power generation in 1987, in the wake of the accident at Chernobyl.There has been a moratorium on its reintroduction since the Fukushima crisis, which began in March. The centre-right governing coalition of Silvio Berlusconi wants to re-introduce nuclear energy to help lower power costs and render supplies more secure. ...
The gold franc referendum Watch the whole 38-minute video at Dr. Bruno Bandulet () and James Turk of the GoldMoney Foundation talk about how a major party in Switzerland has proposed a referendum over the reintroduction of a gold franc, which would circulate parallel to the paper swiss franc and allow the swiss to save in gold. This interview was recorded on 14 May 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.
Riz Khan - After Sudan's referendum Can the upcoming referendum in Sudan end decades of violence between the North and the South?
Referendum broadcast A Party Election Broadcast by the Referendum Party. Sir James Goldsmith explains the reasons why he set up the party and why it is contesting the 1997 election. TX 15.4.97.
TIME TO VOTE (2011 South Sudan Referendum Anthem) with YABA ANGELOSI This is the time for the people of South Sudan to stand up and choose their destiny. After many years of civil war and struggle, we finally have the opportunity in 01/09/2011 to vote for our own country. Our voices will be heard and we will make it to the promise land by the grace of God.
Southern Sudan's independence referendum with Simon Freemantle () The first significant endorsement of the vote in Southern Sudan's independence referendum has come from former US President Jimmy Carter, who is observing the plebiscite. He claimed in a statement today that the referendum will meet international standards. Carter also told journalists today that he believed international creditors should forgive most if not all of Sudan's crippling debt, to give both north and south access to fresh funds after the referendum. For more on this matter we are joined in studio by Simon Freemantle, Economist at Standard Bank..
Tandja's referendum: people's choice or coup d'état? President Mamadou Tandja has ruled Niger for ten years, and to make sure he stays in power, he organised and won a referendum on a new constitution that allows him to continue to run for the presidency.
Italy PM Berlusconi suffers referendum defeat Italians were celebrating in Rome after voters dealt premier Silvio Berlusconi a serious political blow on Monday, overturning laws passed by his government to revive nuclear energy, privatise the water supply and help him avoid prosecution. Partial results from referendums on Monday showed clear majorities to throw out a water privatisation law, kill a law reviving nuclear energy and undo legislation offering the Italian leader a partial legal shield in criminal prosecutions. Voter turnout topped 57 per cent - safely above the 51 per cent needed to validate the vote. It is the first time since 1995 that a quorum has been reached. Anti-nuclear activists were celebrating in central Rome as the partial results were announced. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Rome.
McCotter on Iran's Khamenei: Your Referendum Has Been Held and You Have Failed Your Test Rep. Thaddeus McCotter floor speech on Iran's continued unrest