Uruguay, national Popular or citizens initiative and authorities counter-proposal [PCI+] - Proyecto reformar la Constitución

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative and authorities counter-proposal [PCI+]
Location
Uruguay
Political level
national
Local Name:
Proyecto reformar la Constitución
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 331. - The present Constitution could be partially ort totally be reformed, according to the following procedures:A) On the initiative of the ten percent of the citizen new, registered in the National Civic Registry, presenting an articulated project that will rise to the President of the General Assembly, having to be put under the popular decision, in the immediate election. The General Assembly, in meeting of both Cameras, will be able to formulate substitute projects that will put under the plebiscite, together with the popular initiative.(..)

Reference: Constitution of Uruguay, last amended in 2004

Subject Matter:

To amend/reform the constitution

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
The whole electorate
Lead of counter proposal:
Authority

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
10% of the electorate
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
Yes votes need to represent at least 35% of the electorate
Approval Quorum:
Absolute majority
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Practice

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Voting is mandatory