Estonia’s family foundation seeks public’s engagement in state’s governance through referendums

  • 2016-08-24
  • Karin Kuum
A throng of rallies in major Estonian cities by the Foundation for the Protection of Family and Tradition (SAPTK) aiming to give the population a stronger say on the state’s life through referendums has raised a debate in the country about what kind of democracy Estonia ought to have. The Baltic country with a parliamentary democracy and a multi-party system for the last 25 years has held two referendums since the restoration of independence in 1991, a referendum on a new constitution and citizenship in 1992 and on European Union membership in 2003. But now the SAPTK wants plebiscites...
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