Example of plebiscite
During the debate, the legislators raised aspects such as the purging and accuracy of the voters’ addresses; deadlines for rectification and claims; addressing the free use of public transportation on voting days; and clarifying aspects regarding the electoral districts.
The SERVEL will determine, in each electoral district, the polling stations, the polling places where they will operate, and the voters who must cast their vote in each of such polling stations; and which corresponds to the following rules:
-Determined by SERVEL, the voting places enabled in the district, for the respective electoral act, the jurisdictional territory of the electoral district shall be divided into as many parts as there are voting places, assigning to each voting place the part of the territory adjacent to it.
-In those electoral districts with more than one polling place, the polling places that shall operate in each polling place shall be determined. If there is only one polling place in the electoral district, all voters shall be assigned to polling places in that polling place.
1Lawyer. Master in Law. Doctor in Law. Professor Emeritus of Constitutional and Political Law, School of Law, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile. E-mail: [email protected]
This paper aims to address the concept of sovereignty and its various classifications, from both a diachronic and synchronic perspective. Likewise, the concept of constituent power is examined. Finally, these concepts are applied to the recent attempts in Chile to discuss a new Constitution. The paper argues that the best way to be faithful to the concept of sovereignty is to resort to the mechanism of the constituent assembly.
This paper aims at analyzing the concept of sovereignty and various classifications, from a diachronic and synchronic standpoint. Likewise, the concept of constitutingpower is also addressed. Lastly, this paper applies those concepts to the very recent intents to discuss a new constitution in Chile. This work argues that the best way to fully abide by the concept of sovereignty in Chile is using the mechanism of a constituent assembly.
Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced the postponement of the constitutional plebiscite scheduled for April 22 and declared next week off work across the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “The absolute priority is the health, life and safety of the people. Therefore, I consider that the vote should be moved to a later date,” he said in a message broadcast on television.
We ended the day on Monday with the news that the Government and the Community of Madrid have not reached an agreement on the measures to be taken in the region to stop the coronavirus. That was the main objective of the meeting held by both administrations, which began at 16:30 this afternoon.
This afternoon has also ended without agreement on the extension of the ERTEs. The Government has not been able to close a pact or pre-agreement with the employers this Monday, as it intended, after the unions already support the proposal of the Executive to extend the ERTE until January 31.
Characteristics of the plebiscite
See list of donationsSimple. This is how political scientist and constitutional expert Claudia Heiss tries to talk in this interview. She is interested that citizens can join the debate and know how the Constitution affects their daily lives: the current Constitution does not guarantee rights -such as education or health-, but privileges the freedom of those who provide those “services” and those who can pay for them. The political scientist explains why the new Constitution should include citizen participation far beyond a plebiscite: “Politicians are so discredited that I do not know if it would be possible, through traditional channels, to generate the legitimacy of a Constituent Assembly”.
It is still not clear if a special Congress would be elected for this purpose or if the current one would be in charge of changing the Fundamental Charter. Nor is it clear how the citizens will participate: will it be only through a plebiscite to ratify what the Congress drafts? Will it accept