Germany, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Abstimmungen

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Germany
Political level
national
Local Name:
Abstimmungen
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

Art. 20

(2) All state authority is derived from the people. It shall be exercised by the people within elections and popular votes and through specific legislative, executive and judicial bodies.


References: Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany Published:23.05.1949, (Accessed 14.04.2020)

Subject Matter:

General rule of having direct democracy instruments.

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The constitution (Grundgesetz) of the federal republic of Germany only provides this general provision for direct democracy. Until today the German parliament refuses to implement a concrete legal design. According to common judicial opinion this would need a two third majority in order to change the constitution.