Earlier this week it was announced that an advisory Referendum Commission had been set up in the Republic of Ireland to consider extending voting rights to Irish emigrants and people in the British-controlled six counties of the north.
Thousands of Papuans staged another series of rallies on Monday in several towns of Indonesia’s easternmost region, after protests that erupted last week over perceived ethnic discrimination provoked some calls for independence.
Egyptian pro-government media, businesspeople and activists urged a “yes” vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national referendum.
Iran has marked the 40th anniversary of the historic referendum in which Iranians overwhelmingly voted for the establishment of an Islamic Republic following the overthrow of the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime.
British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use Parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Brexit has already added billions to the UK public’s energy bills and leaving without a deal could wreak further havoc and cost the average household an extra £61 a year, according to research by University College London.
Peruvians began voting on Sunday in a referendum on a raft of political and judicial reforms introduced by the new government of President Martin Vizcarra aimed at stamping out corruption and cronyism in one of Latin America's most promising economies.