Colombia, national Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR] - La derogatoria de una ley (nacional)

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR]
Location
Colombia
Political level
national
Local Name:
La derogatoria de una ley (nacional)
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 170. A group of citizens corresponding to one-tenth of the electoral rolls may solicit from the electoral organization the holding of a referendum for the repeal of a law. This law will be repealed if half plus one of the voters who participate in the referendum so decide as long as and whenever a quarter of the citizens making up the electoral rolls participate in the referendum. There can be no referendum with respect to laws approving international treaties or the budget or laws relating to fiscal or tax matters.

References: Constitution of Colombia,1991, (accessed 29.09.2021)

Subject Matter:

To repeal a law

Actors

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

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
10% of the elect.
Available Time:
Six months
Turnout Quorum:
25% need to participate in the referendum
Approval Quorum:
Half plus one of the voters need to approve
Geographical Quorum:
Excluded Issues:

Laws approving international treaties or the budget or laws relating to fiscal or tax matters.

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Procedural Elements

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