Bolivia, national Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR] - Referendo en relación a tratados internacionales

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR]
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 five percent of the citizens registered on the voting rolls, or thirty five percent of the representatives of the Pluri-National LegislativeAssembly. 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 23.01.2020)

Subject Matter:

International treaties

Actors

Author:
Authority
Initiator:
Citizens : also 35% of the parliament!
Decision maker:
The whole electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
5%
Available Time:
No information in legal source
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:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
unknown
Specify Collection Mode:
Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks: