Posts Tagged ‘referendum’

  1. Italians have protested against the status quo…


    December 7, 2016 by AK

    …by voting down proposed changes to that status quo. Italy’s system of government needs to be reformed and everybody seems to know that, within and without the country. Instead of doing something to that end, the referendum turned out a vote of confidence in the government, the EU, and the euro. When Berlusconi tried to …
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  2. A filibuster in Hungary?


    October 5, 2016 by AK

    If my calculations are correct, 37.4% of the eligible voters voted for Brexit in June and 39.7% of the eligible voters voted for Orbán’s immigration proposal last Sunday. However, the turnout for the Brexit referendum was 72%, with 52% voting “for,” while the turnout for Hungary’s referendum was 43%, with 98% voting “for.” In the …
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  3. Another road to nowhere


    April 8, 2016 by AK

    Opponents of the EU-Ukraine association agreement made up 61% of the voters who took part in the Dutch referendum. The turnout was 32%. That works out to 20% of the eligible voters opposing the agreement. Potentially, a powerful minority, but a minority still. Geert Wilders’ logic is enigmatic. To fight radical Islam, destroy the EU. To destroy …
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