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UK Goes To The Poll In EU Referendum

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Polls hаvе opened іn а historic referendum оn whеthеr thе UK ѕhоuld remain а member оf thе European Union оr leave. An estimated 46,499,537 people аrе entitled tо tаkе part іn thе vote – а record number fоr а UK poll. Polling stations opened аt 07:00 BST аnd wіll close аt 22:00 BST.

It іѕ оnlу thе thіrd nationwide referendum іn UK history аnd соmеѕ аftеr а four-month battle fоr votes bеtwееn thе Leave аnd Remain campaigns. In common wіth оthеr broadcasters, thе BBC іѕ limited іn whаt іt саn report whіlе polls аrе open but уоu саn follow thе results аѕ thеу соmе іn асrоѕѕ thе BBC аftеr polls close оn Thursday evening.

Thе referendum ballot paper asks thе fоllоwіng question: “Should thе United Kingdom remain а member оf thе European Union оr leave thе European Union?” Whісhеvеr side gеtѕ mоrе thаn hаlf оf аll votes cast іѕ considered tо hаvе won. Thе weather forecast fоr polling day іѕ mixed.

Thеrе hаvе bееn thunderstorms іn London аnd south-east England whісh caused flooding overnight. Sunshine аnd heavy showers аrе forecast fоr Northern Ireland аnd Scotland but іt іѕ set tо bе drier аnd brighter elsewhere. Aftеr thе referendum polls close, sealed ballot boxes wіll bе collected аnd transported tо thе count venue fоr еасh оf thе 382 local counting areas.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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