Switzerland, national Popular or citizens initiative and counter-proposal [PCI+] - Totalrevision der Verfassung
- Popular or citizens initiative and authorities counter-proposal [PCI+]
- Political level
- Local Name:
- Totalrevision der Verfassung
- Normative Level:
- Legally Binding:
- 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
- Decision maker:
- Number Of Signatures:
- 100 000
- Available Time:
- 18 months
- Turnout Quorum:
- Approval Quorum:
- Majority of electorate
- Geographical Quorum:
- Excluded Issues:
- Other Formal Requirements:
- Collection Mode:
- Specify Collection Mode:
- Wording Of Ballot Question:
- Interaction With Authorities:
- Supervision And Support:
- Transparency And Finance: