Colombia, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Someter a referendo un proyecto de reforma constitucional

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Colombia
Political level
national
Local Name:
Someter a referendo un proyecto de reforma constitucional
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 374.
The Political Constitution of Colombia may be amended by Congress, a Constituent Assembly, or by the people through a referendum.

Article 378.
Upon the initiative of the government or the citizens under the terms of Article 155, the Congress, through a law which requires the approval of the majority of the members of both chambers, may call a referendum on a bill of constitutional reform which Congress would also include in the law. The referendum will be presented in such a manner that the voters may select from the agenda of the various items those on which they wish to vote favourably and those they which they wish to defeat. The approval of constitutional reforms by means of a referendum requires the affirmative vote of over half the voters and the number of these must exceed one-fourth of the total number of citizens included in the electoral rolls.

Reference: Constititution of Colombia, 1991, (accessed 29.09.2021)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum for a constitutional amendment

Actors

Author:
Authority : government; also possible: initiated by the government
Initiator:
Authority : Absolute majority of both chambers of the congress
Decision maker:
The whole electorate
Lead of counter proposal:
Authority

Requirements

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Turnout Quorum:
Number must exceed one-fourth of the total number of citizens included in the electoral rolls
Approval Quorum:
More than half of the voters
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
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Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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