Referendum

  • Businessmen at Scottish-English border worry independence may complicate things for them 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 28 minutes ago

    Edinburgh: Scotland voted on Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old 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 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 battle-grounds. CNN's Nina Dos Santos takes a look at why it is causing so many disagreements. ...
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce 4 days ago

    London: How do you divorce after a 300-year 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 5 days ago

    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 self-rule May 12, 2014

    Mariupol/Slaviansk (Ukraine): Pro-Moscow rebels pressed ahead with a referendum on self-rule 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 El-Sissi since the overthrow of the Islamist regime, even as 12 people were killed in poll-related 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: Lawyer-turned 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 cut-off 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 Islamist-backed 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...
  • Mistrust runs deep over Egypt referendum December 17, 2012

    Cairo: Nevine Mustafa finally had enough after 10 hours of waiting to cast her "no" vote in Egypt's referendum on a highly disputed draft constitution. She and the other women in line were convinced the judge running the polling station was deliberately stalling to drive away voters opposed to the...
  • After MCD, we will win assembly polls too: Venkaiah Naidu April 17, 2012

    The BJP has surged ahead in all the three municipal corporations of Delhi. ...
  • Delhi polls: mini national battle between Cong, BJP April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi voted for the first time for the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections on Sunday that saw the arch-rivals the Congress and the BJP in another pitched electoral battle to control the prestigious civic body. BJP, which won the polls in 2007 with 164 seats in the...
  • Syria: Assad holds a referendum but is it too late? March 2, 2012

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 per cent of the voters. ...
  • Syria: Assad holds a referendum but is it too late? March 3, 2012

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 per cent of the voters. Is that enough? Or too late? Join CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar in World View at 10 pm on March 3 to know more. ...