Bolivia, national Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Referendo Constitucional

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Bolivia
Political level
national
Local Name:
Referendo Constitucional
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 411.
I. The total reform of the Constitution, or that which affects its fundamental premises, affects rights, duties and guarantees, or the supremacy and reform of the Constitution, shall take place through an original plenipotentiary Constituent Assembly, put into motion by popular will through referendum. The convocation of the referendum shall be carried out by citizen initiative, with the signatures of at least twenty percent of the electorate; by absolute majority vote of the members of the Pluri-National Legislative Assembly; or by the President of the State. The Constituent Assembly shall draft its own regulations for all effects. The constitutional text must be approved by two thirds of the members present. The validity of the reform shall require approval by constitutional referendum.

Ref.: Constitution of Bolivia, 2008  (accessed 23.01.2020)

Subject Matter:

To call a Constitutional Assembly and a final referendum for a new constitution

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
The whole electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
20% of the electorate
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
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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)

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