Referendums

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson, second right, reacts as she loses her East Dumbartonshire constituency, during the count at the Leisuredome, Bishopbriggs, Scotland, Friday Dec. 13, 2019. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 2:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 7:35 a.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s shows that getting Brexit done has now proved to be the will of the British people. In a jubilant speech to party supporters...
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In this photo provided by the U.N. in Papua New Guinea, members of the Bougainville Women's Federation cheer after results were announced in an independence referendum, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Buka, Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world's newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. (Serahphina Aupong/U.N. in PNG via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 8:22 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday. Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman Bertie Ahern was cheered when he announced that more than...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, the Upe members vote at a men-only voting booth in the Bougainville referendum in Teau, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific region of Bougainville has voted for independence from Papua New Guinea. The referendum is nonbinding, and independence would need to be negotiated between leaders from Bougainville and Papua New Guinea. (Jeremy Miller, Bougainville Referendum Commission via AP, File)
December 11, 2019 - 1:02 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday. Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman Bertie Ahern was cheered when he announced that more than...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks during a question and answer session, part of a General Election campaign visit to Ferguson's Transport in Washington, England, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at...
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Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson, center, visits Grimsby fish market in Grimsby, northeast England, Monday Dec. 9, 2019, ahead of the general election on Dec. 12. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs Thursday when voters will pass judgement on a divisive election that will determine Britain's future with European Union. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 7:19 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leaders were pushing for the finish line in Britain’s election campaign Monday, dashing through multiple constituencies to drum up support in the final 72 hours before polling day. Johnson was touring Labour-held seats across England...
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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon holds a baby in Dalkeith, whilst on the General Election campaign trail in Midlothian, Scotland, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. The independence of Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom is not on the ballot, but it's uppermost on the minds of many voters here as they make their final choices ahead of the national election next week. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 6:03 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...
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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon holds a baby in Dalkeith, whilst on the General Election campaign trail in Midlothian, Scotland, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. The independence of Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom is not on the ballot, but it's uppermost on the minds of many voters here as they make their final choices ahead of the national election next week. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 6:00 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...
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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon holds a baby in Dalkeith, whilst on the General Election campaign trail in Midlothian, Scotland, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. The independence of Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom is not on the ballot, but it's uppermost on the minds of many voters here as they make their final choices ahead of the national election next week. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 3:22 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...
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Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham, center, campaigns in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Long lines snaked around plazas and extended for blocks as citizens of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory turned out in droves Sunday for an election seen as a test of public support for anti-government protests that have persisted for more than five months. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Voters in Hong Kong turned out in droves on Sunday in district council elections seen as a barometer of public support for pro-democracy protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for more than five months. The Electoral Affairs Commission did not immediately...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson presents the Conservative Party's Manifesto for the General Election campaign, in Telford, England, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 24, 2019 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is using the launch of his Conservative Party platform to claim that his is the only party in next month’s election that will complete the Brexit process. “Unlike any other party standing in this election, we are going to get Brexit done,” he told...
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