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(Encyclopedia) referendum, referral of proposed laws or constitutional amendments to the electorate for final approval. This direct form of legislation, along with the initiative, was known in Greece?

The Devil's Dictionary: Referendum

by Ambrose Bierce REDUNDANTREFLECTIONREFERENDUM -n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion.

Scottish Independence Referendum

The kingdom remains united Related Links Scotland Country Profile United Kingdom Guide to New Nations Country Profiles On September 18, 2014,?

Humbert II

(Encyclopedia) Humbert II, 1904?83, last king of Italy (1946), son and successor of Victor Emmanuel III. On the abdication (May, 1946) of his father, who was tainted by his long acquiescence (1922?43?

Mas i Gavarr, Artur

(Encyclopedia) Mas i Gavarr, Artur, 1956?, Catalonian nationalist leader, b. Barcelona, grad. Univ. of Barcelona. An economist, he was the head of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC), a?

Karimov, Islam Abduganievich

(Encyclopedia) Karimov, Islam Abduganievich ?slm kr?mf, 1938?2016, Soviet and Uzbekistani political leader, president of Uzbekistan (1991?2016). He joined the Soviet Communist party in 1964,?

Cameron, David William Duncan

(Encyclopedia) Cameron, David William Duncank?m?r?n, 1966?, British political leader, b. London. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked for the Conservative party's research department?


(Encyclopedia) Ewe ?v?, ?w?, African people, numbering over 3 million, who live in SE Ghana, S Togo, and S Benin. When German Togoland was partitioned after World War I, the Ewe in that colony were?

Gligorov, Kiro

(Encyclopedia) Gligorov, Kiro k?r? gl?g?rf, 1917?2012, North Macedonian political leader, grad. Univ. of Belgrade Law School (1938). He fought with Yugoslavia's communist partisans during?

Krag, Jens Otto

(Encyclopedia) Krag, Jens Otto y?ns t? krkh, 1914?78, Danish political leader. A Social Democrat, he entered parliament in 1947 and played a leading role in shaping Denmark's postwar economic?