In Luxembourg, public petition gains enough signatures to trigger parliamentary debate on constitutional referendum
By 10 November 2021
Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies (photo credit: Government of Luxembourg)
A public petition to hold a referendum on Luxembourg’s constitution reached more than 18,000 signatures this week, meaning it will be debated in parliament, while a second procedure to trigger a public vote is also ongoing.
The public petition already in mid-October reached the 4,500 signatures required for a debate to take place with lawmakers and government representatives. The final tally of 18,579 names on 8 November needs to be checked for duplicates or invalid signatures.
But the document failed to receive 25,000 signatures required for Luxembourg’s biggest opposition party, the CSV, to throw its weight behind the initiative. The party last month had said that it would back a referendum if enough voters demanded it.
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