Jul 11, 2014

Beijing hits back at Macau democracy vote

Beijing has slammed an unofficial referendum on electoral reform to be held in the gambling mecca of Macau, local media said Thursday, after almost 800,000 turned out for a similar poll in Hong Kong. The former Portuguese colony returned to Chinese rule in 1999 ...

Russia backs east Ukraine separatist votes

May 12, 2014

Russia backs east Ukraine separatist votes

Russia raised the stakes in the Ukraine crisis on Monday by saying it respected what rebels claimed was a resounding vote in favour of self-rule in the east of the country. But the Kremlin also called for dialogue between authorities in Kiev and rebel ...

Apr 8, 2014

Avoid voting age disparity

The question of whether the minimum voting age for participating in Japan's referendums should be lower than the voting age for other elections remains unsettled.

May 17, 2013

EU vote deals Cameron bloody nose

Prime Minister David Cameron has suffered a fresh blow to his authority, with around a third of his own party’s lawmakers voting against his delay on offering a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership. The lower house of Parliament on Wednesday rejected a motion ...