MPs push for popular vote

  • 2006-10-04
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - In an attempt to strengthen citizens' legislative power, 35 Estonian MPs handed in a bill of constitutional amendments supporting popular vote. Initiated by deputies from the ruling coalition parties, the bill proposes to enact the right of legislative initiative to at least 25,000 citizens.According to current legislation, issues of the state budget, taxes, financial commitments, the ratification and denouncement of international agreements, the declaration and lifting of a state of emergency, and questions of national defense cannot be put to popular vote or changed by means of...
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