Costa Rica, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Referéndum (Leyes y reformas parc. constitución)
- Plebiscite [ATP]
- Costa Rica
- Political level
- Local Name:
- Referéndum (Leyes y reformas parc. constitución)
- Normative Level:
- Legally Binding:
- Legally Defined:
Article 105. - The power to legislate resides in the people, who delegate it to the Legislative Assembly by means of the suffrage. Such power could be resigned neither to be subject to limitations by means of no agreement nor contract, direct nor indirectly safe by treaties, according to the principles of the International Right. The people also will be able to exert this power by means of the referendum, to approve or to countermand laws and partial reforms of the Constitution (..); the Legislative Assembly, by means of the approval of the two third parts of the total of its members, or the Executive authority along with the absolute majority of the totality of the members of the Legislative Assembly.The referendum will not come if the projects are regarding budgetary, tributary, fiscal, monetary, credit matter, from pensions, security, approval of loans and contracts or acts of administrative nature. This institute will be regulated by law, approved by the two third parts of the totality of the members of the Legislative Assembly.
Ref.: Constitution of Costa Rica, Version 2015 (accessed 24.01.2020)
- Subject Matter:
Plebiscite to approve laws and partial reforms of the constitution
- Authority : 2/3 of the members of the Legislative Assembly or the executive authority together with the abolute majority of the Legislative Assembly.
- Decision maker:
- The whole electorate
- Available Time:
- 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:
Art. 105 of the constitution: (..) The referendum will not come if the projects are regarding budgetary, tributary, fiscal, monetary, credit matter, from pensions, security, approval of loans and contracts or acts of administrative nature.
- Other Formal Requirements:
See: Ley: 8492 Ley sobre Regulación del Referéndum
- Wording Of Ballot Question:
- Interaction With Authorities:
- Supervision And Support:
- Transparency And Finance:
The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original Spanish version is binding.