Monday, September 12, 2022

Antigua and Barbuda planning vote to become a republic within 3 years

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Antigua and Barbuda plans to hold a referendum on becoming a republic within the next three years, the Caribbean nation’s prime minister told British media Saturday, a move that could see King Charles III removed as its head of state.

“This is a matter that has to be taken to a referendum…within the next, probably, three years,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne told ITV News shortly after a local ceremony confirmed Charles III as the country’s King following Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Moldova: Moldova doing everything to ensure that Transnistria poses no threat

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Chisinau doing everything possible not to allow unrecognized Transnistria to threaten Moldova, Ukraine.

This was stated by President of Moldova Maia Sandu, who spoke at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, Ukrinform reports.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Russia: Putin recognizes Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic as independent states

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron that he will recognize two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin announced Monday.

“I deem it necessary to make a decision that should have been made a long time ago: To immediately recognize the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic,” Putin said later in an address to the Russian people, before signing a decree to make his intentions official.

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Monday, December 13, 2021

France: New Caledonia rejects independence in referendum

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The French territory of New Caledonia has voted against independence in a referendum, provisional results show, amid a big drop in turnout due to a boycott of the vote by the independence movement.

The indigenous Kanak population, who largely favour independence, had called for non-participation in the referendum because they are in a 12-month mourning period following a September surge in coronavirus infections.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

France: New Caledonia holds final referendum on independence from France

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Voters in the French territory of New Caledonia vote Sunday on whether to remain a part of France, The Associated Press reports.

New Caledonia, an archipelago in the South Pacific with a population of around 250,000, became a French colony in 1853, gained equal citizenship for its native inhabitants in 1957, received a degree of autonomy in 1988, and rejected previous independence referenda in 2018 and 2020. In 2018, 43.6 percent of voters backed independence. In 2020, the share of voters who favored independence rose to 46.7 percent.

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