Bolivia, national Authorities minority veto-plebiscite [MVP] - Referendo en relación a tratados internacionales

General Typology

Instrument
Authorities minority veto-plebiscite [MVP]
Location
Bolivia
Political level
national
Local Name:
Referendo en relación a tratados internacionales
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 259. I. Any international treaty shall require approval by popular referendum when it is requested by (..) thirty five percent of the representatives of the Pluri-National Legislative Assembly. These initiatives can be used also to request that the Executive Organ sign a treaty.

II. The announcement of the convocation of a referendum shall suspend,according to the time periods established by law, the process of ratification of the international treaty until the results are obtained.

References: Constitution of Bolivia; 2008 (accessed Nov. 7, 2017) (accessed Nov. 7, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To veto an international treaty

Actors

Author:
Parliament
Initiator:
35% of parliament
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
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ARTÍCULO 17. (FREQUENCY AND BUDGET). -

In a national constituency, only one referendum may be held in each constitutional period, at the State initiative of the President of the Plurinational State, one referendum at the State initiative of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly and one referendum at the initiative of the people. Referenda for International Treaties and Constitutional Reform are excepted. 

References:LEY DEL RGIMEN ELECTORAL LEY No. 026, LEY DE 30 DE JUNIO DE 2010 (accessed Nov. 7, 2017)

Procedural Elements

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Practice

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