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Question Value
Legal provisions for mandatory referendums at national level
    Legal provisions for optional referendums at national level
    • Yes
    Legal provisions for citizens' initiatives at national level
      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
            Legal basis for administrative requirements at the national level
              Who administers direct democracy mechanisms at the national level?
              • Independent electoral commission
              First referendum/initiative held
              • 1812
              Has there been a national referendum since 1980?
              • Yes

              Question Value
              Issues in relation to which referendums are mandatory at the national level
                Issues in relation to which referendums are optional at the national level
                  Issues excluded from being the subject of referendums at the national level
                    Issues of sub-national referendums regulated at the national level
                      Who can initiate an optional referendum at the national level?
                        Who drafts the referendum question?
                        • Optional referendum - President
                        Who decides on the final form of the ballot text?
                          Quorum requirements for a referendum to be valid
                          • Not specified by legislation
                          Requirements for a referendum to pass
                          • Optional referendum - simple majority
                          Are referendum results binding?
                          • 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?