Colombia, national Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR] - Referendo - las reformas constitucionales

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR]
Location
Colombia
Political level
national
Local Name:
Referendo - las reformas constitucionales
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 377

The constitutional reforms must be submitted to a referendum approved by Congress when referring to the rights recognized in Chapter I of Title II and to their guaranties, to the procedures of popular participation, or to Congress, if so requested, within the six months following the promulgation of the legislative act, by five percent of the citizens who make up the electoral rolls. The reform shall be understood to be defeated by a negative vote of the majority of the voters as long as at least one-fourth of those on the electoral rolls participate in the balloting.

References: Constitution of Colombia ((accessed Nov. 23, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum on certain constitutional amendments

Actors

Author:
Parliament
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
5% of the electorate
Available Time:
6 months
Turnout Quorum:
At least one-fourth of the electorate
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
None found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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