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Word: plebiscite

Definition: direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)


Sentences Containing 'plebiscite'

"Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot" Plebiscite results.
According to the Treaty of Versailles the East Prussian plebiscite took place on July 20, 1920 and Bursche became the chairman of the Masurian Plebiscite Committee, organizing the unsuccessful Polish publicity campaign in East Prussia.
Acknowledging the importance of the question of Puerto Rican independence, in 1952 Truman allowed a plebiscite in Puerto Rico to determine the status of its relationship to the U.S. The people voted 81.9% in favor of continuing as a Free Associated State, as established in 1950.
Although still considered part of Germany, the state was subject attempts to make it part of France or to create a separate country there until it was re-united with Germany following a 1955 plebiscite.
As chairperson of the Commission on Self-Determination, established in 1980 to lead the way toward determining a new political status for Guam, Ada presided over the completion of the Guam Commonwealth Act and presented to the people of Guam for approval in a plebiscite.
Beuthen was a border–town between Germany and Second Polish Republic since the plebiscite of 1922.
Council gave first reading to the plebiscite on April 8, with the vote to be held May 10; this date was changed to June 19 when Council discovered that information on the design of the proposed new city hall wouldn't be available in time for a May 10 plebiscite.
District results from the first province wide plebiscite on electricity regulation.
During the first week of September she cruised off the coast of Greece with the aircraft carrier , providing weight to American diplomatic efforts to assure Greek citizens the right of self-determination in the 1 September plebiscite which returned King George II to the throne and reinforced their previously recorded (31 March 1946) repudiation of the Communist Party and its supporters, who were then engaged in guerrilla activities.
Éamon Ó Cuív stated, however, that there was no remit to act on the results of the plebiscite.
Following a heavily manipulated plebiscite in 1978, the APC became the sole legal party in the country, a status it retained until 1991.
Following a plebiscite in October 1920, the Slovene-speaking southern Carinthia was ceded to Austria.
For instance the British pressure group "I Want a Referendum" staged a demonstration against the treaty being ratified in the United Kingdom by means of approval only by the British Parliament, without holding an additional plebiscite.
His motion for a VLT plebiscite was defeated in May 1997.
However, after the dissolution of the former British colonies in East Africa, Britain granted administration of the Northern Frontier District to Kenya despite a) an informal plebiscite demonstrating the overwhelming desire of the region's population to join the newly formed Somali Republic, and b) the fact that the NFD was and still is almost exclusively inhabited by ethnic Somalis.
However, following protests, he held a plebiscite on the issue.
In a concession to democratic currents, the emperor put his policy to a plebiscite on May 8, 1870.
In late 2005, Kerry County council approved the holding of a plebiscite for the change of name to the bilingual "Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis" which took place in October 2006.
In the Republican manner, the Constitution was put to the people of France in a plebiscite, but whether due to lack of enthusiasm, or because the nation was suddenly thrown into military preparation, only 1,532,527 votes were cast, less than half of the vote in the plebiscites of the Consulat; however, the benefit of a 'large majority' meant that Napoleon felt he had constitutional sanction.
It also faced a possible referendum on the matter in 2004 with 12,000 signatures for a plebiscite; however, the Constitutional Court of Slovenia rejected the petition on the grounds of freedom of religion.
Municipal districts lying inside electoral districts that voted against the Plebiscite were designated Local Option Zones by the Alberta Liquor Control Board and considered effective dry zones, business owners that wanted a license had to petition for a binding municipal plebiscite in order to be granted a license.
Nevertheless, in 2008 Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley, announced his intention to amend the local government laws to allow names chosen by plebiscite to supersede any Placenames Order under the Official Languages Act 2003.
On December 2, 1852, France, still under the effect of Napoleon's legacy, and the fear of anarchy, conferred almost unanimously by a plebiscite the supreme power, with the title of emperor, upon Napoleon III.
On June 19, 1981 residents of Edmonton were asked a series of plebiscite questions.
On October 22 of the same year a plebiscite declared Caltanissetta part of the new Kingdom of Italy.
On October 30, 1957 a stand alone plebiscite was held province wide in all 50 of the then current provincial electoral districts in Alberta.
Province wide Question A of the plebiscite passed in 33 of the 50 districts while Question B passed in all five districts.
The dispute was referred to the League of Nations Council in Geneva, which decided on 19 September 1922 that the mostly German-speaking communities of Lockenhaus and Hammerteich — as well as of Luising in the district of Güssing, some 35 km south of Rattersdorf and also claimed by Hungary — would be assigned to Austria, whilst Rattersdorf and Liebing, despite the wish of German-speaking majorities as expressed in a 1921 plebiscite, should be assigned to Hungary.
The electorate also decided eight plebiscite questions.
The Lithuanians replied that the disputed territories were an integral part of Lithuania and rejected the idea of a plebiscite.
The motion for the finals was "In the opinion of the house, Given the current situation in Kashmir, a plebiscite is a must." The motion was carried by the government with The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences winning the debate, followed by Jadavpur University and Loreto College, Kolkata in the first and second runners up positions.
The plebiscite was conducted in two parts.
The plebiscite was intended to deal with the growing demand for reforming antiquated liquor control laws.
The Polish mission declared that Poland had no plans to annex Lithuania and proposed a plebiscite in the contested territories, allowing local inhabitants to determine their future.

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