Congress Monitoring Committee adopts a report on local referendums
The Monitoring Committee of the Congress adopted today a report on “Holding referendums at local level” presented by Rapporteur Vladimir Prebilic (Slovenia, SOC/G/PD).
The report invites local authorities to make more use of citizens’ assemblies and similar deliberative democracy tools to accompany the holding of local referendums in order to enhance citizens’ informed decisions. It also calls upon State authorities to grant the right to vote in local referendums to foreigners who have been residing legally in their country for a period of five years.
The report complements the work of the Parliamentary Assembly and the Venice Commission on the topic by providing the perspective of locally elected representatives.
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