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Old 21.10.2016, 17:31
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Here's a clue, they don't.

Switzerland is the closest state in the world to a direct democracy. For any change in the constitution, a referendum is mandatory (mandatory referendum); for any change in a law, a referendum can be requested (optional referendum). Through referenda, citizens may challenge any law voted by federal parliament and through federal popular initiative introduce amendments to the federal constitution.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Switzerland

http://direct-democracy.geschichte-schweiz.ch/
This would not work in the UK
"For any change in the constitution, a referendum is mandatory" The UK does not have a written constitution so this is not relevant.

The rest is "optional"
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