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a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance

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Initially, the governor expressed a negative stance on holding a plebiscite, saying he doubted whether residents could make an informed decision on the matter.
The terms referendum and plebiscite are often used interchangeably by legislators and lay people alike.
Edgar Erice, in a radio interview on Sunday, said the synchronization of the barangay and SK polls with a plebiscite for a railroaded federal Constitution would allow the cancellation of the midterm elections.
Let's review the conditions under which the Comelec can actually move into a plebiscite for an amendment or revision of the Charter, under all three modes provided for by the Constitution: by constituent assembly, by constitutional convention and by people's initiative.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it is important that the people know why there is a need to change the type of government before the plebiscite.
In a major advancement for Taiwan's democracy, the Legislature today passed new provisions to the Referendum Act which will lower the percentage of turnout to enact a referendum, reduce the number of signatures to initiate a plebiscite, and drop the referendum voting age to 18, reported CNA.
SRINAGAR -- Responding to the statement by Omar Abdullah wherein he said that Hurriyat has no business in the matter of article 35-A Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that Omar Abdullah should understand that abrogation of article 35-A by the Indian state in order to change the demography of disputed J and K where the UN is yet to hold the promised plebiscite, is a matter of serious concern for all Kashmiris.
Sardar Masood Khan said after the initial phase of leading the liberation moment, Sardar Ibrahim worked hard for adoption of the UN Security Council resolutions which mandated holding of a plebiscite to ascertain the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
I wrote the law making this plebiscite possible so Congress could get a clear understanding of the wishes of the American citizens of Puerto Rico, Wyden said.
Recalling the provisions of UNCIP resolutions of August 13, 1948 and January 5, 1949 which were accepted by the Governments of India and Pakistan and which provided that the question of the accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir would be decided through democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of UN"
The proposal to hold the vote, or plebiscite, in February next year was voted down in the Senate by 33 votes to 29.
Turnbull believes that the reason marriage equality advocates opposed the plebiscite was because they thought enough lawmakers already supported the reform for it to become law.
Minority members maintained that a resolution was unanimously passed in United Nation through which Indian was bound held a plebiscite on the wishes of Kashmiri but the India had been violating the resolution for the last several decades.
Only a clear and neutrally-worded plebiscite question can gauge what Islanders want the most from their electoral system.
Pakistan could have upped the ante by raising the plebiscite issue,'' she said.