It started in 1998, when the Republicans made the midterms a referendum on their bid to impeach Bill Clinton.
Bolotov followed the line of his comrades in Donetsk and said the referendum in Luhansk would go ahead.
Khartoum is aggressive and influential and it was insisting that the referendum will not take place.
In the run-up to the referendum Russian separatists have sought to block Ukrainian democracy activists from entering Crimea.
Southern referendum: Hold the referendum on time and respect and implement fully its results.
Some unions meet annually, some biennially, some triennially, and a few determine by referendum when the convention is to meet.
For references on the initiative and the referendum see p. 420.
It is desirable that bond issues be subject to approval by referendum before issue and that is provided in every instance.
The referendum is the submission of every issue to the people.
Direct legislation by the people by means of the initiative and referendum.
1847, "a submitting of a question to the voters as a whole" (originally chiefly in reference to Switzerland), from French or German, from Latin referendum "that which must be referred," literally "thing brought back," neuter gerundive of referre "to bring or take back" (see refer). As a gerundive, it has no plural in Latin; referendums is preferred in English.
A vote by the general public, rather than by governmental bodies, on a bill or some other important issue; a plebiscite. (See under “American Politics.”)
A direct popular vote on an issue of public policy, such as a proposed amendment to a state constitution or a proposed law. Referendums, which allow the general population to participate in policymaking, are not used at the national level, but are common at the state and local levels. A referendum is often used to gauge popular approval or rejection of laws recently passed or under consideration by a state legislature. A referendum can also be used to initiate legislative action.