Estonian prime minister says referendum on marriage would be unconstitutional
23 September 2020
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas of Estonia (photo credit: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency/flickr)
When asked by opposition MPs for comment on a plan of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) to stage a referendum on the definition of marriage, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) said that he will not support the conduct of a referendum that is contrary to the Constitution. [ . . . ] Chancellor of Justice Ulle Madise meanwhile has said that the current wording of the question concerning a constitutional amendment cannot be accepted.
Madise explained on Vikerraadio that if the wish is to amend the Constitution, a bill to amend the Constitution has to be prepared. That requires 61 votes in the parliament to pass, which the coalition does not have.
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