Posts tagged referendum

Alex Salmond has resigned

Via guardian:

He says he will stand down as first minister in November when a new SNP leader will be chosen. Follow live updates »

Ouch. But, to be fair, two hundred years ago he would also have lost his head. Or worse.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE

ari-abroad:

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On September 18th, Scotland will vote on whether to secede from the UK. Polls suggest it could be a cliffhanger.

I’ve made several reporting trips to Scotland over the last few months, looking at different aspects of the debate. Here are links to some of the stories you may…

Autonomy referendums!

Followup analysis to Ecuador referendum

From thoughtsfromtheandes:

Recently, I commented on Ecuador’s upcoming referendum spearheaded by President Correa.  Today, Americas Quarterly published some additional analysis that provides some more background information on the referendum. 

I recently stumbled upon thoughtsfromtheandes (an instant follow if you’re interested in Andean politics). 

AV referendum and election results: | The Guardian
Now that the royal wedding is over, we can get back to actual British politics. Like the referendum on whether or not to adopt AV & elections to the Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Ireland assemblies, as well as local council elections. As always, The Guardian has great coverage. Check out their “Live election results dashboard" for streaming updates as results come in.

AV referendum and election results: | The Guardian

Now that the royal wedding is over, we can get back to actual British politics. Like the referendum on whether or not to adopt AV & elections to the Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Ireland assemblies, as well as local council elections. As always, The Guardian has great coverage. Check out their “Live election results dashboard" for streaming updates as results come in.

The AV Referendum Debate: A timeline | openDemocracy
Interested in electoral system reform? Here’s a nice overview/timeline of the reform effort under way in Britain. Voters there voted today in a referendum on whether or not to adopt an alternative vote (AV) electoral system.
openDemocracy is an e-journal about international current affairs based in Britain. Its authors include academics (usually British), as well as journalists & activists. 
(For the record, and despite the campaign poster above, I have a soft spot for ranked-ordered voting systems like AV.)

The AV Referendum Debate: A timeline | openDemocracy

Interested in electoral system reform? Here’s a nice overview/timeline of the reform effort under way in Britain. Voters there voted today in a referendum on whether or not to adopt an alternative vote (AV) electoral system.

openDemocracy is an e-journal about international current affairs based in Britain. Its authors include academics (usually British), as well as journalists & activists. 

(For the record, and despite the campaign poster above, I have a soft spot for ranked-ordered voting systems like AV.)

A great class discussion starter, from kohenari:

 
The final results of the Southern Sudan referendum are scheduled to be announced today, though everyone has a pretty good sense of how the vote turned out.

If the preliminary results are validated and no other obstacles emerge, Southern Sudan would become a new nation in July.
Should the split succeed, the two sides would have to address various issues including currency, citizenship, national debt, and how to divide the majority of oil reserves found in the south. The Abyei region — which straddles the border between the regions — remains a disputed area between the two.

So … which of the above issues do you think is likely to be the most difficult to solve?
Full story here.

A great class discussion starter, from kohenari:

The final results of the Southern Sudan referendum are scheduled to be announced today, though everyone has a pretty good sense of how the vote turned out.

If the preliminary results are validated and no other obstacles emerge, Southern Sudan would become a new nation in July.

Should the split succeed, the two sides would have to address various issues including currency, citizenship, national debt, and how to divide the majority of oil reserves found in the south. The Abyei region — which straddles the border between the regions — remains a disputed area between the two.

So … which of the above issues do you think is likely to be the most difficult to solve?

Full story here.