Referendum

Outgoing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis puts his helmet on as he is surrounded by media after his resignation in Athens, Monday, July 6, 2015. Greece and its membership in Europe's joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to reach a bailout deal with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.

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Outgoing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis puts his helmet on as he is surrounded by media after his resignation in Athens on Monday

 People celebrate in Athens on July 5, 2015 after the first exit-polls of the Greek referendum. Over 60 percent of Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a referendum, results from 20 percent of polling stations showed

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People celebrate in Athens early Monday after the Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country’s EU-IMF creditors in a referendum

TOPSHOTS Carrying banners calling for a "NO" vote in the forthcoming referendum on bailout conditions set by the country's creditors, protesters gather in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, on june 29, 2015.  Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessalonique to say 'No' to the latest offer of a bailout deal Monday, accusing Greece's international creditors of blackmail. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Carrying banners calling for a “NO” vote in the forthcoming referendum on bailout conditions set by the country’s creditors, protesters gather in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, late on Monday. Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessalonique to say ‘No’ to the latest offer of a bailout deal Monday, accusing Greece‘s international creditors of blackmail

UKIP's leader, Nigel Farage, enjoys a pint of masterbrew in a pub in Westminster as UKIP launched their Euro referendum campaign.

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UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage, in a pub in Westminster as UKIP launched their Euro referendum campaign 

A man walks past billboard posters promoting the Yes campaign in favour of same-sex marriage on Friday in Dublin, Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. The referendum is being held 22 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality with more than 3.2m people being asked whether they want to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST with voting continuing until 22:00 BST and counting due to start on Saturday morning

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A man walks past billboard posters promoting the Yes campaign in favour of same-sex marriage on Friday in Dublin, Ireland

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 18, 2014. Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city. While Glasgow voted in favour of independence, the margin of victory was not large enough to give Alex Salmond and his campaign the momentum they need.

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First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result.

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday

A polling place at the Walpole hall, St Mary's Cathederal, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum.

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A polling station at the Walpole hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum. 

Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station, as the people of Scotland take to the poles to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country, on September 18, 2014 in Renton, Scotland. After many months of campaigning, final opinion poles show the referendum result is still  too close to call.

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Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station in Renton, West Dunbartonshire, as the people of Scotland take to the polls to decide whether the country should become an independent nation

No campaigner Judy Shaw Stewart from Doune as she sits out at the A84 to protect vandalised NO Thanks signs  ahead of the Scottish Referendum on September 18th.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 15, 2014.

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No campaigner Judy Shaw Stewart from Doune as she sits out at the A84 to protect vandalised NO Thanks signs on Monday ahead of the Scottish Referendum on September 18th

A wall in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues.  Picture date: Tuesday September 2, 2014.

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A wall defaced with a pro independence slogan in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues

An armed pro-Russian militant stands at a checkpoint near Slavyansk, Ukraine. The secession referendum on 11 May, allowed the three million residents of the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk vote on whether they want to remain part of Ukraine. Russian-speakers and supporters of Moscow have been rallying in the region since March, when a referendum on independence led to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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An armed pro-Russian militant stands at a checkpoint near Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine

Crisis in Ukraine...epa04198165 People stand near the burning Mariupol police station, Ukraine, 09 May 2014. Two eastern Ukrainian provinces will go ahead with a referendum on seceding from the country as planned this weekend despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's call for a delay, separatist leaders told Russia's Interfax news agency on 08 May. 'The referendum on May 11 will take place,' said Miroslav Rudenko, a separatist leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. The secession referendum will let the three million residents of the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk vote on whether they want to stay part of Ukraine. Ukrainians opposed to a split see it as a precursor to an eventual merger with Russia, as happened with Crimea in March.  EPA/ALEXEY FURMAN

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People stand near the burning Mariupol police station, Ukraine. Two eastern Ukrainian provinces will go ahead with a referendum on seceding from the country this weekend despite Russian president Vladimir Putin’s call for a delay, separatist leaders told Russia’s Interfax news agency on May 8 

Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a polling station near The Saladin Citadel (background) on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo during the second day of voting on a new constitution on January 15, 2014. Egyptians resumed voting in the constitutional referendum, with turnout expected to hold the key to a likely presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after clashes killed nine the previous day.

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Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a polling station near the Saladin Citadel on Mokattam hill near the centre of Cairo during the second day of voting on a new constitution on Wednesday.

An Egyptian ululates in front of a polling station after casting her vote in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country's new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Voting starts on a draft for Egypt’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed road map put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup in July. 

A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei...A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei October 31, 2013. Permanent residents of the disputed Abyei region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan on Thursday in a symbolic referendum that could antagonise heavily armed Arab nomads who drive their livestock through the area and claim it for Sudan.  REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu.

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Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan. 

Women wait to vote inside a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei...Women wait to vote inside a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei October 28, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region said they would press ahead with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area

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Women wait to vote in a referendum at a school in the town of Abyei, part of a remote and disputed border region of the same name whose residents are pressing ahead with the poll on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area