Referendums

In this April 11, 2019 photo, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, listens to debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Jinkins is the sponsor of a measure that has Washington poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, pending a final vote in the House. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 18, 2019 - 12:43 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, a step advocates say will help an aging population that is likely not prepared for the increasing costs needed for...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri voters wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a poling station during the second phase of India's general elections, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kashmiri separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over the disputed region have called for a boycott of the vote. Most polling stations in Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir looked deserted in the morning with more armed police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff present than voters. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
April 18, 2019 - 10:12 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took...
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April 16, 2019 - 1:07 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. The vote, which sends the amendments to a national referendum, was seen by critics as another step back to authoritarianism, eight years after...
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April 12, 2019 - 12:54 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, the government said Friday, after concerns were raised by those who call the practices inhumane. The federal government says petitioners successfully collected the...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, prospective students tour Georgetown University's campus in Washington. Georgetown University undergraduates have voted Thursday, April 11, 2019, in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 12, 2019 - 1:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University undergraduates have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts. The $27.20-per-semester fee would create one of the first reparations funds at a major U.S...
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Kashmiri women voters stand in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station at Shadipora, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Voters in 18 Indian states and two Union Territories began casting ballots on Thursday, the first day of a seven-phase election staggered over six weeks in the country of 1.3 billion people. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
April 11, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India's general elections, a six-week process that's seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, officials said Thursday. Police said two...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union. EU leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U.K.’s political impasse, but talks between the government and its political opponents over a compromise have yet to bear fruit. Meanwhile, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU in two days on April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
April 10, 2019 - 4:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union. EU leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U.K.'s political impasse, but talks between the British government and its political opponents over a compromise have...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his supporters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2019 - 1:12 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on Israel's election (all times local): 5:20 a.m. With over 90% of the votes tallied in Israel's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is in a dead heat with rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White party. Each of the two parties holds just over 26% of the...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his supporters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2019 - 12:17 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared headed toward re-election early Wednesday, as close-to-complete unofficial results showed him pulling ahead of his main competitor in a tight race seen as a referendum on the long-serving leader. With a victory, Netanyahu would...
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File - In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019 file photo, Israel Electric Corporation employee works next to election campaign billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, left, alongside the Blue and White party leaders, from left to right, Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, in Tel Aviv. The long-serving Prime Minister Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel's general election on April 9, but he faces serious corruption charges and a stiff challenge from a former military chief Gantz who has positioned himself as the country's savior. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's election campaign has been a three-month roller coaster of mudslinging, scandals and more scandals. But when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, one name will be predominantly on their minds: Benjamin Netanyahu. At its core, the vote boils down to a referendum on...
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