Switzerland, national Popular or citizens initiative and counter-proposal [PCI+] - Totalrevision der Verfassung

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative and authorities counter-proposal [PCI+]
Location
Switzerland
Political level
national
Local Name:
Totalrevision der Verfassung
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Art. 138 Popular initiative requesting the complete revision of the Federal Constitution
1 Any 100,000 persons eligible to vote may within 18 months of the official publication of their initiative propose a complete revision of the Federal Constitution.
2 This proposal must be submitted to a vote of the People.

Art. 193 Total revision
1 A total revision of the Federal Constitution may be proposed by the People or by one of the two Councils, or may be enacted by the Federal Assembly.
2 If the initiative comes from the People or if the two Councils disagree, the People shall decide on the implementation of the total revision.
3 If the People approve the total revision, the two Councils shall be newly elected.
4 The mandatory provisions of international law may not be violated. 

References: Federal Constitution of Switzerland, 1999, (accessed June 14, 2021)

Subject Matter:

To decide on a proposal of the complete revision of the constitution

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
100 000
Available Time:
18 months
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority of electorate
Geographical Quorum:
None
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Procedural Elements

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free
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