The abrogative referendum simply explained (1) What is it?

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(1)    What is an abrogative referendum ?

A referendum takes decisions. These are taken directly by voters. In an abrogative referendum voters will be asked to cancel a legislative instrument (a law or a set of regulations).  To abrogate means to cancel. Hence abrogative referendum.

The Coalition to Abolish Spring Hunting is campaigning to have regulations which permit spring hunting cancelled from the statute book. This would mean the abolition of spring hunting.

The decision taken will be final provided that more than 50% of eligible voters turn up and vote.

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3 comments on “The abrogative referendum simply explained (1) What is it?

  1. Is that 50% of voters turning up and voting in favour of the abrogation
    or 50% of voters turning up with the majority of those voting for the abrogation?

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