Plebiscite

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Plebiscite Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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

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Plebiscite Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A plebiscite is similar to a referendum. In some countries, these words are synonyms while in other countries these are different types of voting and have different legal consequences.

Some definitions of 'plebiscite' suggest that it is a type of vote to change the constitution or government of a country.

There are two types of result

It usually depends on the country's history and constitution what sort of referendum/plebiscite is used. In Switzerland a referendum is usually mandatory, because the people are seen as the source of the government's mandate (power) to govern.



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'Plebiscite' example sentence in quotations


* If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making - Herbert Spencer


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Plebiscite Sample Sentences in News


  • Plebiscite to gauge support for the creation of lobster marketing board
    An historic plebiscite will be held this spring to gauge support for the creation of a marketing board for the Island's seafood king — lobster.The chairman of the P.E.I. Marketing Council says a mail-in ballot in March will be held following a series of January public meetings to ensure all ... Read more on this news related to 'Plebiscite'
  • ‘Deliberate error’ made on privatisation in water bill - FF
    Thomas Byrne tells Seanad the change on plebiscite was ‘politicial bait and switch’ Read more on this news related to 'Plebiscite'
  • Belmonte bats for ‘rider’ plebiscite for Chacha again
    House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. reiterated his proposal to hold a plebiscite for changes in the charter’s economic policies together with the holding of the 2016 national elections if only to save government money.Talking to Congress reporters, Belmonte cited the reason why he has not been hurrying the passage of Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) Read more on this news related to 'Plebiscite'

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