Examples of plebiscite in a Sentence
They are going to hold a plebiscite on the question of national independence.
The issue will be decided by plebiscite.
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As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the press on Aug. 8, the plebiscite, or compulsory national vote in which all eligible citizens would send in their decision via the mail, will be slated for Sept. 12 if approved by the Australian Senate.
The Maduro government doesn’t recognize the plebiscite as legitimate.
Reviewing pictures of long lines in different ruling-party hotbeds, some analysts were predicting that more than 8 million people might have voted in the plebiscite.
What Yglesias is actually arguing for here is something much closer to elective monarchy operating through plebiscites – indeed, almost exactly the imperial-minded reforms proposed by Macron.
Optimism was the word of the day among supporters of Puerto Rico statehood after this most recent victory, in this high-profile plebiscite.
Another group of Cuban government opponents launched a petition on the change.org platform to ask Trump to support CubaDecide, a citizen initiative for a plebiscite seeking democratic changes in Cuba.
According to early results on a government website, statehood drew 97% of support with more than 90% of votes counted Sunday afternoon, but less than one in four voters participated in the plebiscite as opponents...
In early April, eight Republican senators sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions objecting to the fact that the ballot did not include an option of voting for the status quo - and asked him not to certify the plebiscite.
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Origin and Etymology of plebiscite
First Known Use: 1860See Words from the same year
PLEBISCITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plebiscite for English Language Learners
: a vote by which the people of a country or region express their opinion for or against an important proposal
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