Zurich, Switzerland, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Obligatorische Volksabstimmung
- Obligatory referendum [LOR]
- Zürich, Switzerland
- Political level
- Local Name:
- Obligatorische Volksabstimmung
- Normative Level:
- Legally Binding:
- Legally Defined:
The people are subjected to the vote on:
a. constitutional amendments;
b. intercantonal and international treaties, whose content has constitutional status.
(... [see PCI+; AVP; MVP] ..)
f. tax laws (article 125 1 and article 130 para 3 BST. b) and their changes,which introduce new taxes or for the individual will result in higher tax burdens.
The Constitution can be amended at any time in whole or in part.
Templates of amendments will be discussed twice. Constitutional amendments are subject to the referendum.
The people on the basis of a people initiative or a decision of the Council of the Canton deciade on whether or not a total revision of the Constitution shall be initiated.
At the same time, it decides whether the Cantonal Parliament or a Constitutional Council, which will be elected by the people, work out the template.
References: Constitution of the Canton Zurich, 2005 (2018) (Accessed 18.11.2019)
- Subject Matter:
Do decide about constitutional amendments, total revision of the constitution; whether or not to have a total revision; intercantonal and international treaties with constitutional status; specific tax laws
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The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original German, French or Italian version is binding.