Ecuador, national Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Convocada de la asamblea constituyente

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Ecuador
Political level
national
Local Name:
Convocada de la asamblea constituyente
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 444. Installation of a Constituent Assembly can only be called by referendum.
This referendum can be requested by the President of the Republic, by two thirds of the National Assembly or by twelve percent (12%) of the persons registered on the voter registration list. The referendum must include how representatives must be elected and the rules for the electoral process. The new Constitution, for its entry into force, shall require adoption by referendum with half plus one of all valid ballots cast.

Art. 106 (..)
For the adoption of a matter proposed for referendum, plebiscite or recall, an absolute majority of valid votes shall be required, except for a referendum to recall the President of the Republic, in which case the absolute majority of voters is required.

References: Constitution of Ecuador, 2008  (Accessed 24.01.2020)

Subject Matter:

To call for a Constitutional Assembly to prepare a new constitution

Actors

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

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
12% of the elect.
Available Time:
180 days
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Absolute majority of valid votes
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

"The consultation will have to include the form of election of representatives and the representatives and the rules of the electoral process."
Ref.: Constitution of Ecuador, 2008

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