Constitutional amendments

March 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ireland will hold a referendum May 25 on whether to lift a constitutional ban on most abortions. Voters will be asked whether they want to retain the eighth amendment to Ireland's constitution, which greatly limits abortion, or repeal it and make parliament responsible for making...
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Delegates from the People's Liberation Army leave the Great Hall of the People after attending a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign stands to gain a major boost as the ceremonial legislature moves to establish a powerful new agency with authority over vast numbers of workers in the public sector. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 13, 2018 - 4:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China's Xi Jinping moved to further expand his powers Tuesday with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency. The move is part of a sweeping government reorganization aiming to...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping, already China's most powerful leader in more than a generation, received a vastly expanded mandate as lawmakers Sunday abolished presidential term limits that had been in place for more than 35 years and wrote his political philosophy into the country's constitution. In...
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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat after casting his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 12:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping, already China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, received a vastly expanded mandate Sunday as lawmakers abolished presidential term limits that have been in place for more than 35 years and wrote his political philosophy into the country's constitution. In one swift...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, talks to Li Zhanshu, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, after casting their votes for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable Xi to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 7:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The amendment upends a system enacted by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, talks to Li Zhanshu, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, after casting their votes for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable Xi to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 5:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The amendment upends a system enacted by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to...
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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat after casting his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 4:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The National People's Congress' nearly 3,000 hand-picked delegates endorsed the constitutional amendment...
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A staff member stands in front of a ballot box on the rostrum before a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China's top legislative body is expected to approve an amendment too China's constitution on Sunday that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable Chinese President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 11, 2018 - 4:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The National People's Congress' nearly 3,000 hand-picked delegates endorsed the constitutional amendment...
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A staff member stands in front of a ballot box on the rostrum before a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China's top legislative body is expected to approve an amendment too China's constitution on Sunday that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable Chinese President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's lawmakers amending constitution to abolish term limits (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China's rubber-stamp lawmakers have passed a historic constitutional amendment that abolishes term limits and will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The National...
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A staff member stands in front of a ballot box on the rostrum before a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China's top legislative body is expected to approve an amendment too China's constitution on Sunday that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable Chinese President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 11, 2018 - 3:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers started casting votes Sunday on a historic constitutional amendment that would abolish term limits and enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The amendment's passage by the National People's Congress' nearly 3,000 hand-picked delegates,...
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