Latvia, national Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - National referendum on draft of an amendment

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Latvia
Political level
national
Local Name:
National referendum on draft of an amendment
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

78. Electors, in number comprising not less than one tenth of the electorate, have the right to submit a fully elaborated draft of an amendment to the Constitution or of a law to the President, who shall present it to the Saeima. If the Saeima does not adopt it without change as to its content, it shall then be submitted to national referendum.

References: Constitution of Latvia (accessed July 25, 2018)

Subject Matter:

To initiate a law or an amendment to the constitution

Actors

Author:
citizens
Initiator:
citizens
Decision maker:
electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
1/10 of the electora
Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Constitutional amendment: half of the electorate; Law: participation min. last parlamentary election
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

73. The Budget and laws concerning loans, taxes, customs duties, railroad tariffs, military conscription, declaration and commencement of war, peace treaties, declaration of a state of emergency and its termination, mobilisation and demobilisation, as well as agreements with other nations may not be submitted to national referendum.

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Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
unknown
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Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

If the Saeima does adopt it without change as to its content, it shall then be not submitted to national referendum.