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Italy: Calls for immediate election after court ruling

Italy’s Constitutional Court has modified a contested electoral law, in a move that could pave the way for early elections this year.

Italy’s Constitutional Court has modified a contested electoral law, in a move that could pave the way for early elections this year.

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Italian court to review voting law

Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…

Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…

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Turkey's parliament backs controversial constitutional changes

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Venezuela: opposition push for speedier recall referendum

In Venezuela, further protests have been held against President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, though far smaller than the huge opposition march seen earlier this month.

In Venezuela, further protests have been held against President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, though far smaller than the huge opposition march seen earlier this month.

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Brazilian senate due to vote on Dilma Rousseff impeachment

The Brazilian senate is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to impeach the president. If senators vote in favour, Dilma Rousseff will be suspended

The Brazilian senate is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to impeach the president. If senators vote in favour, Dilma Rousseff will be suspended

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Erdogan warns Turkey's top courts over freed journalists

Turkey’s president warned the country’s top court that it’s survival would be up for debate if it repeated rulings that were against the country

Turkey’s president warned the country’s top court that it’s survival would be up for debate if it repeated rulings that were against the country

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Changes to Poland's highest court ruled 'unconstitutional'

Polish judges have ruled against the country’s government and declared that changes to the functioning and make-up of Poland’s Constitutional court

Polish judges have ruled against the country’s government and declared that changes to the functioning and make-up of Poland’s Constitutional court

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Algeria enacts reforms and gives Berber language official status

The Algerian government has passed a reform package including granting the Berber language official status and re-instating the two-term limit for

The Algerian government has passed a reform package including granting the Berber language official status and re-instating the two-term limit for

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EU to discuss Polish media laws

Poland’s new conservative government faces further scrutiny on Wednesday as the European Commission debates new laws seen as reining in the country’s

Poland’s new conservative government faces further scrutiny on Wednesday as the European Commission debates new laws seen as reining in the country’s

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Is Turkey set for constitutional reform?

Turkey’s ruling AK party and the main opposition CHP have agreed to restart efforts at constitutional reform. A similar cross-party initiative

Turkey’s ruling AK party and the main opposition CHP have agreed to restart efforts at constitutional reform. A similar cross-party initiative

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Spain must take constitutional reform by the horns

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

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Voters in Central African Republic decide on new constitution

Voters in the the Central African Republic have cast their ballots in a constitutional referendum considered crucial to restoring peace in the

Voters in the the Central African Republic have cast their ballots in a constitutional referendum considered crucial to restoring peace in the