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Question Value
Legal provisions for mandatory referendums at national level
  • Yes
Legal provisions for optional referendums at national level
  • Yes
Legal provisions for citizens' initiatives at national level
  • No
Legal provisions for agenda initiatives at national level
  • No
Legal provisions for recall at national level
  • No
Legal provisions for direct democracy at the regional level
    Legal provisions for direct democracy at the local level
      Legal basis for direct democracy at the national level
      • Constitutional
      • Specific laws/legislation
      Legal basis for administrative requirements at the national level
      • Specific laws/legislation
      Who administers direct democracy mechanisms at the national level?
      • Referendum Administrator
      First referendum/initiative held
      • 1967
      Has there been a national referendum since 1980?
      • Yes

      Question Value
      Issues in relation to which referendums are mandatory at the national level
      • Adoption of international treaties
      Issues in relation to which referendums are optional at the national level
      • Constitutional amendments
      Issues excluded from being the subject of referendums at the national level
      • Not specified by legislation
      Issues of sub-national referendums regulated at the national level
        Who can initiate an optional referendum at the national level?
        • Government
        Who drafts the referendum question?
          Who decides on the final form of the ballot text?
          • Mandatory referendum - Defined by specific Act
          • Optional referendum - Government
          Quorum requirements for a referendum to be valid
          • No quorum requirements
          Requirements for a referendum to pass
          • Mandatory referendum - simple majority
          • Optional referendum - Government order specifies percentage of votes required for the result to be treated as passed
          Are referendum results binding?
          • Mandatory referendum - always
          • Optional referendum - always

          Question Value
          Issues that can be proposed by citizens using the initiative process at the national level
            Issues excluded from being the subject of an initiative at the national level
              Who may propose the registration of an initiative?
                Materials to accompany an application for registration
                  Who determines the title of an initiative?
                    What disqualifies a proposed title of an initiative?
                      Who is responsible for checking the legality of initiatives?
                        At which stage legality check is conducted?
                          Who decides the final ballot text when the initiative is put to a vote?
                            When does voting take place once an initiative is qualified for ballot?

                              Question Value
                              Which individuals/positions may be subject to the recall?
                                What are the grounds for recall?
                                  What restrictions are there in relation to the time period in which an individual or position can be recalled?
                                    When is the recall put to the vote?
                                      When does the election to replace an individual who has been recalled take place?
                                        Can an individual who is the subject of a recall stand on the ballot for his/her own replacement?

                                          Question Value
                                          How many signatures are required to start the formal decision making stage of a direct democracy mechanism?
                                            What is the deadline for collecting required number of signatures?
                                              Restrictions in relation to the individuals who can sign the proposal
                                                Where can proposals be signed?
                                                  What information must signatories provide when signing the proposal?
                                                    Restrictions in relation to signature collection
                                                      What forms of checks are undertaken to verify signatures?
                                                        Who checks the signatures?