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The C2D was founded in 1993 at the Department of Constitutional Law of the University of Geneva. It consists of researchers and professors in law and political science who have devoted their research interests to direct democracy as a form of contemporary democracy. This small team is directed by Prof. Andreas Glaser and entertains relations with universities, research institutes.

District 86 Board considers reduced facility plan and April referendum

2016-09-27 - Chicago Tribune - United States

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board members are discussing whether to consider a smaller referendum in the April 2017 by reviewing the updated master facilities plan.

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Swiss lawmakers approve step towards burqa ban

2016-09-27 - Maritzburg Sun - South Africa

Geneva (AFP) | 27 September 2016 14:48 The proposal by lawmaker Walter Wobmann of the populist right-wing Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) won 88 votes, with 87 against.

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Boris Johnson says Britain will now help Turkey join EU despite using prospect to help win referendum

2016-09-27 - Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom

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Corbyn rules out reducing immigration numbers

2016-09-27 - Financial Times - United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn does not want to reduce the number of immigrants coming to live in the UK despite the issue’s importance to Leave voters in June’s EU referendum.

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No saving Colombia peace if voters veto: negotiator

2016-09-27 - Letaba Herald - South Africa

by Alina Dieste Cartagena (Colombia) (AFP) | 27 September 2016 16:44 Deadlock will return if the deal fails to be ratified in a referendum on October 2, Humberto de la Calle told AFP on the sidelines of Monday’s historic ceremony.

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LISTO EL ‘PLAN DEMOCRACIA’ PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA JORNADA DE VOTACIÓN DEL PLEBISCITO

2016-09-27 - Noticias de Cucuta - Colombia

La Policía Metropolitana de Cúcuta (Mecuc) está lista para garantizar la seguridad y el normal desarrollo de la próxima jornada electoral a realizarse el domingo 2 de octubre, cuando se votará por el plebiscito, para lo cual se ha dispuesto un dispositivo de más de 1.300 uniformados que harán

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The importance of Labour unity on the campaign trail | Letters

2016-09-27 - The Guardian - United Kingdom

Polly Toynbee assumes few people understand Labour’s parlous national electoral situation (The truth hurts. No wonder Corbynites block their ears, 27 September).

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Opponents of Opportunity School District sue state over ballot wording

2016-09-27 - AJC.com - United States

Opponents of the pending constitutional amendment that would allow Georgia to take over “failing” schools and the money that goes with them are filing a lawsuit alleging that the wording on the Nov. 8 ballot referendum is misleading.

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Letter: School board actions speak louder than words

2016-09-27 - Chicago Tribune - United States

On Sept. 22, the OPRF high school board issued a statement that said if its $44.5 million pool referendum question doesn't pass in November, the board would begin new deliberations rather than consider the pragmatic pool plan. The board's statement failed to explain its rationale.

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Letter: Pool plan a good investment for our villages

2016-09-27 - Chicago Tribune - United States

Citizens of Oak Park and River Forest will vote on a high school facilities referendum in November. We urge you to vote yes to support continued excellence at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

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Amnesty slams Hungary for ‘mistreating’ asylum seekers

2016-09-27 - Oman Tribune - Oman

BUDAPEST Amnesty International on Tuesday denounced Hungary’s right-wing government for “deliberately” mistreating asylum seekers and whipping up anti-migrant fears ahead of a national vote on the EU’s troubled refugee relocation plan.

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Bosnian Serb leader makes demand over summons

2016-09-27 - Hazyview Herald - South Africa

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said Tuesday he was ready to respond to a prosecutor’s summons over a controversial referendum, but demanded that the hearing be held outside

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British retail sales suffer September setback

2016-09-27 - Arab News - Saudi Arabia

British retail spending has mostly held up well since June’s referendum vote to leave the European Union.

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Howlin calls for second British referendum at UK Labour conference

2016-09-27 - The Irish Times - Ireland

Labour Party leader points to how little attention British voters paid to the effect of Brexit on Northern Ireland and the Good Friday

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‘This election is a referendum on bigotry,’ say black lawmakers

2016-09-27 - MiamiHerald.com - United States

WASHINGTON Donald Trump just further cemented all the reasons why African-Americans should vote for Hillary Clinton, Congressional Black Caucus members said the day after the first presidential debate. “This election is a referendum on bigotry,” Rep.

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Constitutional amendments approved by majority in Azerbaijan

2016-09-27 - Tibet (EN) - China

A clear majority of Azerbaijani voters gave the green light in a referendum to a series of constitutional amendments, including extending the president's tenure from five to seven years, according to the country's election commission on Tuesday.

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Romano Prodi: "The referendum is not I speak, I'm out of the fight". The Professor, however, reveals: "I have very clear ideas"

2016-09-27 - BitFeed.co - Colombia

The former president of the Council, Romano Prodi, has a say on the constitutional referendum in the calendar for the next 4 December. In an interview on Mix24, Prodi said: "I the ideas I have clear"

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, Mexico peso bounce as markets score one for Clinton

2016-09-27 - Philly.com - United States

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Trade body predicts 'growth slowdown but not outright recession' for UK in 2017

2016-09-27 - Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom

The UK economy is expected to escape a post-referendum recession, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but the group forecasts that world trade will expand at its slowest pace since the financial

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Venezuela Opposition Calls for New Protests to Expedite Recall Referendum

2016-09-27 - TeleSUR English - Venezuela

While opposition leaders have accused the electoral board of stalling, Venezuelan officials blame the opposition for the

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