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Fight against climate change in French Constitution

The French President Emmanuel Macron recently announced a referendum to add the fight against climate change into the French Constitution. Also, the need to preserve the environment is to be added. What is a Referendum? It is a general vote by the electorate on a political question that has been referred to them for a ..

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Referendum in New Caledonia rejects independence from France

The New Caledonia is a French territory located in southwest Pacific Ocean. It is a popular tourist spot and well known for its coral seas. The territory voted against independence from France under its new referendum that was held recently. About the Island The Island was discovered by a British Navigator James Cook in 1774. ..

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Vladimir Putin wins referendum

On July 1, 2020, Russia announced the results of the new referendum. The referendum introduced constitutional amendments. One of the most important amendments of these is the amendment that will allow the Russian President Vladimir Putin to contest for two more years. Highlights The amendment now has paved way for the Russian President Vladimir Putin ..

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China’s interests in the new country Bougainville

Recently, Bougainville, a chain of islands voted for a referendum of independence from Papua Guinea. The referendum saw 85% voter turnout choosing Papua Guinea as second option. The referendum was introduced because the peace agreement signed before 20 years ended. The agreement was signed to end nine year conflict or civil war that killed almost ..

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Scots stand United with the Kingdom

The Scots have given a clear mandate to stay with the United Kingdom along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a historic referendum. There were 55% votes which went in favour of the No-campaigners who said a ‘no’ to independence and only 44% votes which were in favour of the ‘yes’ campaign. The British ..

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