On Friday, Venezuelan opposition announced its victory in gathering enough petition signatures to approve referendum that could overturn the decision to elect President Nicolas Maduro, according to a release by the Havana Times. After a week of validating signatures, opposition leader, Henrique Capriles reported that the opposition, which required almost 196,000 votes or one percent electoral rolls in each of the 24 regions to call for the referendum, exceeded the goal with a total of 409,313 voters.
“The national validation total, despite the obstacles and the excluded, is 409,313 signatures. The recall vote will be in 2016.”
A petition that seeks to put Alaska back under Russian control has garnered more than 18,000 signatures in just a few days — about a fifth of what’s needed to capture a formal White House look.
The petition, called “Alaska Back to Russia,” was created by a resident of Anchorage who declined to list his name, but instead gave only the initials of S.V., United Press International reported.