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

General Typology

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

Article 162. I. The following have the authority to initiate legislation, which the Pluri-National Legislative Assembly is obligated to process:
1. Citizens.
Ref.: CONSTITUTION OF Bolivia, 2008 (accessed Nov. 7, 2017)

Art. 16II. A Popular initiative, can be adopted:
a) For National Referendum, by citizen initiative supported with companies and digital tracks of at least twenty percent (20%) of the electoral national register at the time of the initiative. This percentage must include at least the fifteen percent (15%) of the register of each department. The Electoral Supreme Court will verify the fulfillment of this requirement.

References: : LEY DEL RÉGIMEN ELECTORAL LEY Nº 026, LEY DE 30 DE JUNIO DE 2010 (accessed 23.01.2020)

Subject Matter:

To initiate legislation

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
20% of the elect.
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:
15% of the electorate in each department
Excluded Issues:

Article 14. (EXCLUSIONS). It will not be possible to be put under a referendum the following issues: a) Unit and integrity of the Multinational State. b) Taxes. c) Internal and external security. d) Statutory laws and Laws Frame. e) Use of human rights. f) You soothe of the organs and the institutions in charge of the functions of control, defense of the society and national defense. g) Fundamental bases of the State. h) Privative, exclusive, concurrent and shared competitions established in the Political Constitution of the State for the central level of the State and the independent territorial organizations.

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

Other Formal Requirements:

Artículo 19. (PROCEDIMIENTO DE LA INICIATIVA POPULAR).

References: Law: LEY DEL RÉGIMEN ELECTORAL, LEY No. 026, LEY DE 30 DE JUNIO DE 2010

Procedural Elements

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

Practice

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