REFERENDUM

  • UK PM Cameron lauds 'No' campaign, Scots for keeping the union intact September 19, 2014

    United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron lauded the 'No' campaign and the people of Scotland for keeping the union intact. He said, "The people of Scotland have spoken, and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together. I am a passionate believer in our...
  • Scotland to stay with UK as 55% Scots say no to independence September 19, 2014

    Scotland has made it's choice and its going to stay with the United Kingdom. 55 per cent of the Scots have said no to independence. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat in the historic vote. ...
  • Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom September 19, 2014

    Edinburgh: Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. Scotland's final verdict on the union should be clear within two hours. Supporters of the United...
  • Scottish referendum: 4.2 million people registered to vote September 19, 2014

    The crucial result of the Scottish referendum will be known only after the counting of votes gets over. 4.2 million people had registered to vote, making this the largest electorate ever in Scotland. If Scotland decides to leave the United Kingdom, it leaves behind England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A...
  • Live: Scotland rejects independence from the UK, 45% say yes and 55% no after counting in 30 of 32 districts September 19, 2014

    Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time. Voters lined up at polling stations across Scotland to vote with 4.28 million...
  • Businessmen at ScottishEnglish border worry independence may complicate things for them September 18, 2014

    Scotland is about to make a decision that could spell the end of the United Kingdom as we now know it. The impact of tomorrow's independence referendum is going to be huge. And the latest polls show a divided nation, where undecided voters could determine the future. Many business owners...
  • Watch: What an independent Scotland could mean for the makers of Scotch September 18, 2014

    The uncertainty over referendum is causing concern for one of Scotland's most iconic industries, and one of its biggest exports. CNN's Max Foster explains what an independent Scotland could mean for makers of Scotch. ...
  • Watch: What the Scots feel about the referendum September 18, 2014

    Voting has begun in Scotland for the crucial referendum to decide whether to break away from the United Kingdom. Voters began queuing at polling stations from very early in the morning. With 4.2 million people registered to vote, this will be the largest electorate ever in Scotland. Up until Wednesday,...
  • Scotland votes on independence from United Kingdom September 18, 2014

    Edinburgh: Scotland voted on Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuriesold United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia. Some 97 per cent of eligible Scots, nearly 4.3 million people have registered to vote, underscoring the passions that the historic decision has...
  • How an independent Scotland will impact the farmers September 18, 2014

    Farmers in rural Scotland will be heavily impacted either way the votes goes. As CNN's Nic Robertson reports, their livelihoods are also on the line. Watch the video for more. ...
  • Watch: Scotland's currency dilemma September 18, 2014

    The people of Scotland will vote on Thursday whether to seek independence from the United Kingdom. In the final few days of campaigning for Scottish independence, currency is one of the big campaign battlegrounds. CNN's Nina Dos Santos takes a look at why it is causing so many disagreements. ...
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce September 14, 2014

    London: How do you divorce after a 300year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will...
  • Thousands march for UK as Scotland vote nears September 13, 2014

    Edinburgh: Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh on Saturday in a show of strength against Scottish independence, as campaigning ahead of the referendum entered its final weekend. Organisers claimed up to 15,000 people attended the march to show support for the United Kingdom, among them members...
  • London: Scottish flag raised over Downing Street September 9, 2014

    London: The Scottish flag was hoisted over Downing Street on Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a fresh push to stop Scots voting for independence next week, although it fell down on the first attempt. The blue and white saltire made it halfway up the flagpole above Cameron's office before...
  • Kiev rejects east Ukraine referendums May 12, 2014

    Ukrainian acting President Alexandr Turchynov on Monday rejected referendums in eastern towns of Donetsk and Luhansk, in which around 90 per cent of people voted in favour of independence from the central government in Kiev. "The propagandistic farce, which terrorists qualify as the referendum, will have no legal consequences except the...
  • Rebels talk of splitting Ukraine as East votes on selfrule May 12, 2014

    Mariupol/Slaviansk (Ukraine): ProMoscow rebels pressed ahead with a referendum on selfrule in east Ukraine on Sunday and fighting flared anew in a conflict that could dismember the country and pitch Russia and the West into a new Cold War. With voting still going on, one separatist leader said the region would...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal's train journey from Delhi to Varanasi March 30, 2014

    Varanasi: On March 24 when Arvind Kejriwal boarded the Shivganga Express from New Delhi to Varanasi, he set the stage for the battle that has fired the imagination and interest of the 'aam aadmi' and political commentators across the country- Arvind Kejriwal Vs Narendra Modi. Is it a no contest,...
  • Referendum on contesting against Modi: Kejriwal's Varanasi schedule March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is expected to reach Varanasi by 9 am on Tuesday by the Shiv Ganga Express on Tuesday. On arrival, he will visit Kal Bhairav temple and the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Then he will meet doctors at Benaras Hindu University (BHU). Kejriwal's...
  • Ukraine's east rallies for secession referendum March 22, 2014

    More than 5,000 pro-Russia residents of a major city in Ukraine's east demonstrated on Saturday in favor of holding a referendum on whether to seek to split off and become part of Russia. The rally in Donetsk came less than a week after the Ukrainian region of Crimea approved secession in...
  • 'Disappointed' UN chief Ban concerned about Ukraine unity March 18, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed deep disappointment at the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the Crimea referendum will exacerbate the situation and urged all parties concerned to intensify efforts and engage constructively toward a peaceful solution. "The Secretary-General continues to closely follow the situation in Ukraine....
  • Tension escalates in Ukraine as EU imposes travel ban and asset freeze on Russians March 17, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania's foreign minister said. Crimea's leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favour of seceding from Ukraine in...
  • Crimea votes on whether to secede from Ukraine March 16, 2014

    In a referendum watched closely around the world, residents of Ukraine's strategic Crimean Peninsula voted Sunday on whether to demand greater autonomy or seek to join Russia. The vote has been condemned as illegal by the United States and European countries. The referendum comes two weeks after Russian-led forces seized control...
  • Egypt referendum: 12 killed in clashes during voting January 15, 2014

    Cairo: Egyptians on Wednesday flocked to polling centres to vote on a new draft constitution widely seen as a referendum on a likely presidential bid by powerful army chief General ElSissi since the overthrow of the Islamist regime, even as 12 people were killed in pollrelated violence. The new charter aims...
  • AAP tries to douse fire over Prashant Bhushan's remark on army in J&K January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan sparked a fresh controversy following his comments on deployment of army in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving his party at the mercy of its political rivals who in turn wasted no opportunity in targeting it. Bhushan, who blamed the news channels for twisting...
  • Bhushan clarifies on his army in J&K remark, BJP, Cong slam him January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Lawyerturned activist and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan came under fire over his comments on Kashmir with both the BJP and Congress strongly opposing his comments on what they called is a sensitive national subject. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley hit out at Bhushan for supporting a referendum using...
  • Obama expresses deep concern, doesn't condemn Egyptian military intervention July 4, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about the Egyptian military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday but stopped short of condemning a move that could lead to a cutoff in US aid. Obama issued a written statement responding to dramatic events in Cairo after huddling with his...
  • Rousseff's referendum plan for Brazil runs into trouble June 26, 2013

    Bra Silia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's bid to defuse a sudden outburst of national discontent by proposing a referendum on political reforms ran into stiff opposition on Tuesday from politicians and lawyers who questioned its legality. Tens of thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets in July 2013 in the...
  • Brazil's Rousseff proposes reform to quell protests June 25, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday proposed a popular referendum to embark on a sweeping political reform in response to the country's largest public protests in 20 years. Rousseff called for a public vote to eventually amend Brazil's constitution as she sought to seize the momentum in a national...
  • Egypt approves new constitution drafted by Mursi allies December 26, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a drafted by President Mohamed Mursi's allies, results announced on December 26 showed, proving that liberals, leftists and Christians have been powerless to halt the march of Islamists in power. Final elections commission figures showed the constitution adopted with 63.8 per cent of the vote...
  • Egyptians back new constitution in referendum December 24, 2012

    Cairo: An Islamistbacked Egyptian constitution won approval in a referendum, rival camps said on Sunday, after a vote the opposition said would sow deep social divisions in the Arab world's most populous nation. The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, which propelled President Mohamed Morsi to power in a June election, said an unofficial...