The Abrogative Referendum: (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 the term 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 in Malta.

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

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