Costa Rica, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Plebiscito: La creación de nuevas provincias

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Costa Rica
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Plebiscito: La creación de nuevas provincias
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE 168. For purposes of the Public Administration, the national territory is divided into provinces. They are divided into cantons and the cantons into districts. The law may establish special circumscriptions.The Legislative Assembly, by observing the procedures required for a partial amendment of this Constitution, may create new provinces, provided that the appropriate proposal be previously approved by a plebiscite which the Assembly shall order to be held in the province or provinces which are to be divided.(..)

Ref.: Constitution of Costa Rica, Version 2009  (accessed Sept. 28, 2021)

Subject Matter:

To create new provinces

Actors

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

Requirements

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 with respect to the provinces
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original Spanish version is binding.