He could also claim a legitimacy built on a succession of victories in irreproachably clean popular votes in referendums and multi-party elections.
a general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision.
translation of 'referendum'
East Timor's struggle for independence was decided by a landmark 'referendum' in August and approved by Indonesia in October.
If a euro 'referendum' is not held before 2006, Mr Brown could have a long wait for the job.
There is speculation that Britain will hold a national 'referendum' on the issue sometime in 2003.
The third option is to do nothing until an abortion 'referendum' is held.
The government's reasons for proposing the citizenship 'referendum' have shifted repeatedly since it was first announced.
My first close involvement with Robin was during the devolution 'referendum' campaign of the late 1970s.
Residents will have the final say on the proposals as part of next year's devolution 'referendum' .
Land reform became the cornerstone of Mugabe's agenda after he lost a national constitutional 'referendum' in February 2000.
In it, Baudrillard describes the French 'referendum' on the European constitution as a farce, and as state terrorism.
Madrid supports a UN-sponsored 'referendum' over the future of the territory.
The promised 'referendum' on independence has never materialised.
A special survey of Welsh voters shows next week's devolution 'referendum' in the principality is too close to call.
Sharon could also decide to call a national 'referendum' on the issue, which he would probably win.
But the single biggest factor that could dictate prices is the French 'referendum' on the European constitution.
His new constitution was approved by a 'referendum' in September 1958.
Again, as your correspondents have mentioned, he lost this constitutional 'referendum' in February.
If Blair were to lose a euro 'referendum' , he might well be finished as Prime Minister.
French philosopher and social critic Paul Virilio writes on the upcoming French 'referendum' on the European constitution.
to hold a 'referendum' on the constitution
The second example is about collection of signatures for the presidential recall 'referendum' in Venezuela.
He could also claim a legitimacy built on a succession of victories in irreproachably clean popular votes in 'referendums' and multi-party elections.
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