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In the referendum people who usually cannot be bothered decided that they could be bothered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most democratic governments that deploy referendums do so out of weakness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You voted in the referendum and a very clear majority decided to do just that. The Sun (2016)Why hold elections and referendums if the public are not going to accept the outcome of them? The Sun (2016)Is that a winning manifesto for a second independence referendum? Times, Sunday Times (2016)What if she is forced to hold another referendum? The Sun (2016)As has the prospect of a second independence referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They voted in the referendum for change and it is up to us in power to begin to make that happen. The Sun (2016)A referendum in the country asked if more migrants should be allowed in. The Sun (2016)The shock waves from the EU referendum forced the government to rethink. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ireland goes to the polls for a referendum on the euro treaty today. The Sun (2012)The outcome of the convention was put before the people in a referendum for their approval. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They will come out and stand up for their country on referendum day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Without a looming referendum the government would be governing instead of campaigning or waiting for the result. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the referendum showed policies are not enough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Virtual referendums on matters large or small are instant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What if a pastor feels a particular issue is a referendum on his or her ministry? Christianity Today (2000)For that to happen there must be independent oversight of an independence referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is rarely good to ask in a referendum whether tax should be increased. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Should there be a referendum in this country? Times, Sunday Times (2011)This would reduce the chances of the next government dropping a referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In a direct challenge yesterday he demanded a referendum no matter what. The Sun (2009)The move will trigger another referendum on the issue. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was at a loss to explain a series of polls showing the referendum on a knife edge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Eighty eight per cent of people polled demanded a referendum and the turnout was bigger than in the local elections. The Sun (2008)Her actions throughout the referendum campaign show she does not possess the courage needed to lead our country in difficult times. The Sun (2016)Now she wants another independence referendum. The Sun (2016)The Conservatives will vote against the referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He thinks that it's in the national interest to hold the referendum as soon as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Scottish referendum showed people are wary about a leap in the dark. The Sun (2015)Surely the English should have a vote if the referendum includes a middle way? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why not call a referendum to ask whether we want any more referendums: yes or no? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The only other option is for Catalonia to press for international support for the right to hold a referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They warned collectively for the first time that Sunday's planned referendum would have no legal effect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the biggest threat to their future could prove to be the planned 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'referendum'
British English: referendum NOUN
If a country holds a referendum on a particular policy, they ask the people to vote on the policy and show whether or not they agree with it.
They plan to hold a referendum on the issue.
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