Uruguay, national Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR] - Interponer el recurso de referéndum contra las leyes

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR]
Location
Uruguay
Political level
national
Local Name:
Interponer el recurso de referéndum contra las leyes
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 79. (..) Twenty-five percent of the total of qualified electorate, will be able to interpose, within the year of the promulgation, with the help of referendum against the laws and to exert the initiative right before the Legislative Power.These institutes are not applicable with respect to the laws that establish tributes. They do not fit either in cases where the initiative is one of the Executive authority.(..)

Reference: Constitution of Uruguay, 1967, with the amendments of 2004

Subject Matter:

To repeal a law

Actors

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

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
25% of the electorate
Available Time:
No information found in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

Not applicable with respect to the laws that establish tributes. They do not fit either in cases where the initiative is one of the Executive authority

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
unknown
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Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

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Voting is mandatory!