February 4, 1990 |
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Saturday rejected a Soviet call for an international referendum on German unity and warned that any attempt to block reunification would ruin the East German economy. Kohl, addressing the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, declared that reunification is a matter for Germans themselves to decide. In recent days, Soviet President Mikhail S.
March 20, 1989 |
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo announced this morning that a promised referendum on his record in office will be postponed indefinitely because "violent leftist forces" are trying to use it to overthrow the government. In a nationally televised statement, Roh said the "interim assessment," widely expected to be held next month, will not now take place. "I believe holding the referendum at this time cannot help the nation and the people," he said. "The people are worried," Roh said.
November 11, 1989 |
King Hussein promised a referendum on a plan to liberalize political life in Jordan. The promise came on the heels of a national parliamentary election in which Islamic groups made strong gains and conservatives loyal to Hussein lost ground. Political parties have been outlawed in the country since 1957, but the government did not enforce the ban before and during the election. Asked if the ban on parties would lifted in any liberalization of policies, Hussein said, "This is the aim."
October 9, 2005 |
Iraq announced a curfew, weapons ban, border closings and other security measures Saturday to prevent insurgent attacks ahead of next weekend's key constitutional referendum. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in fighting in western Iraq, bringing to eight the number of American casualties in a series of offensives the military has launched to weaken militants before the Oct. 15 vote.
December 3, 1989 |
For the second time in as many months, San Diego County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide a special state legislative campaign that has drawn national attention as a referendum on abortion. The special 39th Senate District election also will add a new chapter to the age-old debate over separation of church and state, thanks to a religious leader's controversial intrusion in the campaign: In mid-November, Roman Catholic Bishop Leo T.
October 20, 1999 |
The Cal State Northridge student referendum intended to help fund the construction of athletic facilities might not survive without the financial support of on-campus auxiliary organizations. Robert Hanff, president of the Northridge Associated Student Body, is scheduled to meet Thursday with leaders of the Northridge University Corporation and the University Student Union to discuss their possible financial involvement.
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December 28, 1994 |
Owners of the Dana Point Headlands, one of the last undeveloped properties on the Orange County coast, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Dana Point seeking to overturn a voter-approved referendum that blocks a $500-million development at the site. In the suit filed in Superior Court here, Chandis Securities Co. and M.H. Sherman Co.
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August 22, 2007 |
Third time's the charm: After twice postponing a decision, the Anaheim City Council on Tuesday decided to place a Disney-funded referendum on the June 2008 state primary ballot asking voters to block a large housing project planned in the resort district near Disneyland. The council had previously delayed action on the matter to give Walt Disney Co. and the developer a chance to settle their differences. At its Tuesday night meeting, the vote was 4 to 1.
June 5, 2006 |
Amid a fresh outbreak of lethal violence in the Gaza Strip, Hamas declared Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does not have the legal authority to call a territory-wide referendum on recognizing Israel. The statement by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a senior leader of Hamas, appeared to once again set the militant group on a collision course with the more moderate-minded Abbas.
May 26, 2006 |
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called Thursday for a referendum on creating a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. The bold and unexpected move by Abbas, a leader considered colorless and cautious by many, was an apparent bid to force Hamas to moderate its views on Israel. Hamas, which won the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January, advocates the destruction of Israel and creation of an Islamic state in all of historical Palestine.