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English translation: referendum


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Spanish term or phrase:consulta popular
English translation:referendum
Entered by: Cesar Serrano
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18:32 Apr 9, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Government / Politics
Spanish term or phrase: consulta popular
(From a newspaper article about politics in Ecuador)
"La segunda cadena radial del Gobierno fue la plataforma que utilizó Rafael Correa para denunciar una "conspiración" en su contra y criticar a los legisladores que no respaldan una **consulta popular** que defina la instalación de la Asamblea Constituyente."

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Cesar Serrano
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4 +7referendum
Cesar Serrano
Patricia Rosas
3popular opinion/consultationDolores Vázquez



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popular opinion/consultation

Una sugerencia.

    Reference: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=374366
Dolores Vázquez
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Cesar Serrano
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Thanks much!

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agree  Ximena P. Aguilar
2 mins
  -> Gracias Ximena!

agree  Patricia Rosas: Sorry, Cesar, I just saw your answer. I've provided some links, so I'll leave mine visible. ¡Saludos!
4 mins
  -> Gracias Patricia!

agree  Robert Copeland
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  -> Thanks Robert! Muchos saludos!

agree  Remy Arce
16 mins
  -> Gracias Remy! Saludos!

agree  Xenia Wong
34 mins
  -> Thanks XZW!

neutral  Jackie Bowman: It depends. Did the government plan to create an entire electoral apparatus with ballots for all enfranchised citizens, secret voting and a verified ballot-count? If not, it’s not a referendum.
47 mins
  -> You´re right...*referendum* was the next best thing...thanks for your comment!

agree  Miguel Garcia Lopez
47 mins
  -> Gracias Miguel!

agree  bcsantos: yes
55 mins
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see http://tinyurl.com/5bt2vz

La consulta popular es un mecanismo de participación ciudadana mediante el cual se convoca al pueblo para decida acerca de algún aspecto de vital ...

referendum: the principle or practice of submitting to popular vote a measure passed on or proposed by a legislative body or by popular initiative b : a vote on a measure so submitted

Patricia Rosas
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