Bougainville people vote to create world's newest nation

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 11, 2019

Bougainville people vote to create world's newest nation

Bougainville has voted by a landslide for independence from Papua New Guinea, according to official referendum results released Wednesday, a major step toward creating the world's newest nation. Bertie Ahern, chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission, said 176,928 people — 98 percent of voters — ...

In referendum, Swiss voters approve tighter gun control

World / Social Issues May 19, 2019

In referendum, Swiss voters approve tighter gun control

Swiss voters agreed Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. The projections from the gfs.bern polling outfit saw the measure passing in the binding referendum by ...