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Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) appears to have won 7 May referendum on political reforms, although the national electoral council still needs to confirm the final results and the opposition has several days to challenge those results. (more…)

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Jimmy Lemi Milla (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), minister for cooperatives and rural development in the government of Southern Sudan, has been shot dead alongside his bodyguard inside his ministry building in Juba. (more…)

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After being the country’s interim leader, Rosa Otunbayeva (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) became president of the troubled republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Last April, bloody street riots ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. (more…)

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Voting in a referendum, Icelanders have rejected a deal to pay Britain and the Netherlands billions for their losses in the collapse of the Icesave bank.

Some 93.1 per cent of voters cast ballots opposing the deal, partial results showed after 32 per cent of ballots were ounted, RUV public broadcaster, which compiles all electoral statistics. (more…)

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A referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets has been supported by Swiss voters, official results show. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

More than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons (or provinces) voted in favour of the ban. (more…)

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty is back on track, with the Irish voters who approved the 27-nation bloc’s plans for reform.

On Saturday, the electoral office said that 67.1 per cent of voters had said “yes”, reversing the win last year by the “no” campaign. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A change in health policy that would provide prescription heroin to addicts has been backed by Swiss voters. 68% of voters supported the plan, show final results from the national referendum. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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