Why I think Rabindra Mishra is right

August 3, 2021 19:05 pm

Gone are the days when you could silence critics of republicanism, federalism and secularism by calling them ‘regressive’ and ‘monarchists’.

With the UK deeply divided over Brexit, how people voted in the 2016 referendum is key to which party they will support in the election. The United Kingdom’s contentious 2016 referendum to depart the EU and subsequent years of political rancour have led to an unpredictable general election.

LONDON, April 8: British voters want a strong leader who is willing to break the rules and force through wide scale reform after three years of Brexit crisis pushed confidence in the political system to a 15-year low.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Nepali Congress’s general secretary, Dr Shashanka Koirala has proposed a referendum to know popular view on Nepal’s federal and republic status.

Secessionism is dead

March 17, 2019 02:00 am

The overwhelming rage against referendum that was not even mentioned in the deal with CK Raut is the strongest evidence of how the whole country stands united against secession

KATHMANDU, March 12: Prime Minister K P Oli has clarified that the 11-point deal signed with CK Raut on Friday included no agreement on conducting a referendum on the issues he has raised.

KATHMANDU, March 11: KATHMANDU, March 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday ruled out possibilities of holding referendum over the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said that it is not possible to hold a referendum even if the government wants.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Sunday said that Friday's agreement between the government and secession campaigner CK Raut will be null and void if Raut interpreted "people's mandate" mentioned in the agreement as an understanding to hold “referendum” on secession.

Amid the chaos that is the UK’s Brexit debate, calls for a second referendum are amplifying.

Referendum risk

December 17, 2018 00:30 am

The UK has held only three country-wide referenda in its history. It may be set for highly consequential vote

Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations.

The people of Ireland will vote on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world.

MADRID, Oct 13: Barcelona, who travels to Madrid this week, fresh from the recent referendum it contested on October 1, and will play Atletico Madrid on Saturday at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, in the eighth round of fixtures of the La Liga Santander 2017-18.

How the world voted in Turkish referendum

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, April 17: President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Demanding that a referendum be held to decide whether Nepal should be a Hindu state again, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Khum Bahadur Khadka registered a proposal at the party's central working committee meeting on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 26: A proposal of referendum on Hindu state has been registered in the central committee on Nepali Congress (NC).

LONDON, March 11: Scotland's leader will seek authority to hold a new independence referendum in the next two years because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will, she said Monday.

ROME, Dec 5: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil.

Support for leave, the top five areas(%)

LONDON, June 23: Voters in Britain are deciding Thursday whether the country should remain in the European Union — a historic referendum that threatens to undermine the experiment in continental unity that began in the aftermath of World War II.