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Catalans vote in crucial regional election for the separatist movement, 12 May
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An upstart pro-secession, far-right party called Catalan Alliance, which rails against unauthorised immigration as well as the Spanish state, will hope to earn parliamentary representation. A coalition is inevitable as total of nine parties are running and no single one is expected to come close to winning enough votes to reach the absolute majority of 68 seats in the chamber.
Presidential election, citizenship referendum kick off in Lithuania, 12 May
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Eight presidential candidates are vying for the post, with incumbent President Gitanas Nauseda holding a firm lead in polls, followed by Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte, and a lawyer, Ignas Vegele. Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) to 8 p.m. (1700 GMT). A total of 1895 polling stations opened across the country. Eligible voters can cast ballots at any of the stations, no matter where their place of residence is.
Every Vote Counts in the 2024 Lithuanian Citizenship Referendum
The referendum's question is straightforward yet profound: Should individuals who have acquired Lithuanian citizenship by birth retain their citizenship upon acquiring the citizenship of another country that is friendly to Lithuania?....
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For the referendum to be valid, at least 50 percent of voters must vote. However, the hurdle for adopting the proposed amendment to the constitution is a high one: at least 50 percent of all eligible voters—not just those who vote—must say "yes." According to the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania, 2,385,234 people are on the voter list. Around 400,000 live abroad and can vote by mail or in person at Lithuania's diplomatic representations.
reuters | Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to stand up to Russian threat
Lithuanians vote on Sunday in a presidential election expected to hand a new term to incumbent Gitanas Nauseda, a staunch supporter of Ukraine in its two-year war with Russia, following a campaign focusing on security concerns in the Baltic states....
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by Cat on Sun May 12th, 2024 at 02:15:11 PM EST
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ChatGPT | Catalan election results
The Socialists secured 42 out of 135 seats in the Catalan parliament, with almost all votes counted. The separatist Junts party of Carles Puigdemont, the man who as Catalan president in 2017 attempted to declare independence from Spain, came in second with 35 seats, while fellow separatists ERC won 20 seats, with others trailing further behind....Catalan voters on Sunday also delivered a boost to the center-right [EPP] People's Party, which saw its share of seats jump to 15 from just three.
ChatGPT | Lithuania election result
Nausėda took about 44 percent of the vote in the first round, followed by Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė on 20 percent, according to electoral commission data. As no candidate received an outright majority, the pair will head to a run-off election on May 26.
by Cat on Mon May 13th, 2024 at 01:27:38 PM EST
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