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  • noun Plural form of plebiscite.

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Examples

  • He dismisses likewise the universal difficulty of plebiscites, which is to be just in laying down the limits of the various regions.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

  • A Beaufort Poll of Welsh voting intentions commissioned by Plaid Cymru indicates that both Labour and Plaid would have gains both in the Senedd and at Westminster if plebiscites were held today.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • But introducing instead a system that seems to pit five-yearly general elections against what looks alarmingly like developing into a series of policy plebiscites is downright foolhardy.

    E-petitions: the people's voice

  • His phony democracy, sham elections and manipulated plebiscites would not fool a child.

    Letters: Nothing will save Hosni Mubarak from Egyptians' wrath

  • A Beaufort Poll of Welsh voting intentions commissioned by Plaid Cymru indicates that both Labour and Plaid would have gains both in the Senedd and at Westminster if plebiscites were held today.

    The week that was

  • This is to be contrasted, I suppose, with most wars in human history, in which apparently we are to infer from your comments that you believe the conduct and maneuvers of the military is traditionally determined by daily or perhaps hourly plebiscites ….

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama Moves Decisively to End the War in Iraq

  • After the last several plebiscites, and in repeated public opinion polls since, no preference gets much more than 50%.

    Ray Suarez: Obama, Puerto Rico, and Puerto Ricans

  • It is doubtful a majority of Puerto Ricans will approve Statehood anyway, as they opted not to in three plebiscites from 1967 to 1998, and are fiercely attached to their international sports teams and beauty pageant contestants, as well as to Spanish.

    Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.: GOP Ploy to Curry Latino Favor Via Puerto Rican Statehood Is Misguided

  • We don't have plebiscites, we have spurious 'consultations' which are then ignored ....

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I'm somewhat sceptical about any willingness on the part of Russia to honour any ceasefire deal, as it would almost inevitably lead to EU and UN peacekeepers going into the disputed Georgian territories at some point to organise plebiscites there to decide the constitutional future of those territories, in short to firmly put Russia out of the frame until the people of those territories have made their own free and democratic decision.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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