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Venice votes in referendum on splitting from Rome

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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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Venice vote in referendum for splite



Voting has begun in Venice and the surrounding region on whether to break away from Italy.

Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding.

The poll was organised by local activists and parties, who want a future state called Republic of Veneto.
This would be reminiscent of the sovereign Venetian republic that existed for more than 1,000 years.
A focal point for culture, architecture and trade, Venice lost its independence to Napoleon in 1797.




The vote will go on till the end of the week

Principles



Direct democracy is a political system where the citizens participate in the decision-making personally, contrary to relying on intermediaries or representatives. The supporters of direct democracy argue that democracy is more than merely a procedural issue.

A direct democracy gives the voting population the power to:

1. Change constitutional laws,
2. Put forth initiatives, referendums and suggestions for laws,
3. Give binding orders to elective officials, such as revoking them before the end of their elected term, or
initiating a lawsuit for breaking a campaign promise.


What is the "democratic" answer now on the topic in Europe after Crimea?




posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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Are they "splitting" from Italy?

Or the EU.

Probably both. Back to a sovereign state without a bigger brother to decide their internal affairs for them.

This is how you are supposed to secede…

more power to them.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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It's not so much a vote for independence, so much as an online poll for how many people think they should be independent, isn't it?



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:02 AM
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Thanks OP .S&F as I am being warmed by a thing that can only hope trends intil it becomes epidemic and we shed these fat cats that make decisions for their Corporate buddies and not the people .



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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maghun

Direct democracy is a political system where the citizens participate in the decision-making personally, contrary to relying on intermediaries or representatives. The supporters of direct democracy argue that democracy is more than merely a procedural issue.

A direct democracy gives the voting population the power to:

1. Change constitutional laws,
2. Put forth initiatives, referendums and suggestions for laws,
3. Give binding orders to elective officials, such as revoking them before the end of their elected term, or
initiating a lawsuit for breaking a campaign promise.




Hey thats the sort of democracy we all need!!!!

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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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And so begins the great sundering!

Anything which aggravates Rome is ok in my book.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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Is this only the start of the avalanche?

Moldova's Trans-Dniester region pleads to join Russia

Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region have asked the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia.



The region split from Moldova in a war in 1991-92, as the USSR was collapsing.

Moldova's President Nicolae Timofti said in a news briefing on Tuesday that any decision by Moscow to accept Trans-Dniester "would be a step in the wrong direction".



In a September 2006 referendum, unrecognised by Moldova and the international community, the region reasserted its demand for independence.


Waiting for announcement from Texas...



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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This makes me want to move to Venice



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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khimbar
It's not so much a vote for independence, so much as an online poll for how many people think they should be independent, isn't it?


Yeah it is an online poll. And we know how online polls pretty much mean nothing.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 02:33 AM
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Why do not vote online? No cost, too easy?



In the 2011 parliamentary elections, 140,846 people voted over the Internet.This means that roughly 15,4% of the persons with the right to vote and 24,3% of participating voters gave their vote over the Internet. It was also the first election to allow for voting through chip-secure mobile phones, following a law approved by Parliament in 2008.


Electronic voting in Estonia



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 03:39 AM
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Indeed, it's not a binding referendum or anything, basically just a big opinion poll.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 03:51 AM
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what is this gonna do to Harry's Bar?!!!!

my favorite place ever!

wthell, i was there last month.

i was in japan a month before the tsunami.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 05:41 AM
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hey
next thing you know Canada will be voting to leave Quebec

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posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 05:43 AM
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Yeah it is an online poll. And we know how online polls pretty much mean nothing.

lol
according to obama, neither do elections
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posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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Somewhere it's in practice: Estonia

In the 2011 parliamentary elections, 140,846 people voted over the Internet.This means that roughly 15,4% of the persons with the right to vote and 24,3% of participating voters gave their vote over the Internet. It was also the first election to allow for voting through chip-secure mobile phones, following a law approved by Parliament in 2008.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 03:50 PM
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Localism (as opposed to globalism) is the way to go for the future. Why would these nice Venetian people want to be ruled by Rome first and by Brussels second. What can the EU tell them about how they are supposed to live?




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