Voters in that most democratic of countries, Switzerland, have voted against proposed tighter controls on gun ownership, voters deciding during the referendum to retain the current system, which allows army-issued weapons to be kept at home.
Democracy at work
The Swiss are nothing if not democratic, the people actually having a say in what should happen within their country. How radical.
Democracy still rules in Switzerland
Ignoring the advice of their Government, the Swiss people have voted in favour of a ban on the building of minarets in the country in a referendum held on Sunday. Around 57% of voters said ‘no’ to minarets, many fearing that allowing minarets would represent the growth of an ideology and a legal system, Sharia law, which are incompatible with …
The good citizens of Almuñecar and La Herredura have been voting in a referendum to give initial approval to the PGOU for the municipality. Of the total votes cast, 77.8% were in favour, 19.3% were against and 2.9% of the ballot papers were blank or void. Although the result of the referendum was a resounding ‘Si’, it has to be …
Venezuela goes to the polls
Today, some 17 million Venezuelans go to the polls to vote in a referendum to decide whether officials, the President and other elected persons, such as legislators, Mayors, Councillors etc, can be re-elected indefinitely rather than for a set number of terms. President Hugo Chavez, who has been in power now for ten years, has repeatedly said he is prepared …
Spanish deputy expelled from Venezuela
Venezuela has expelled a Spanish deputy of the European parliament after he reportedly labeled President Hugo Chavez a dictator. A referendum is being held in Venezuela on Sunday to remove all term limits on elected officials, including President Chavez.