The "People Decide" citizens’ initiative has handed over 38 boxes of signatures to parliament's secretary gathered to petition a referendum on changes to the election system.
A checking of the signatures will follow, which the government will be responsible for, then a decision is expected on whether or not the Constitutional Court will be asked for an evaluation of constitutionality of the referendum questions.
Members of the initiative gathered in front of the Lotrščak tower at noon and then made their way to St. Mark’s square where the parliament building is located, where the initiative’s organization committee spoke to those gathered.
“We expect a referendum to be called in September of October at the latest, so that our citizens may have the opportunity to vote on whether or not they want a democratization of the election system and change in governing of Croatia. We also also expect politics to not exert pressure on the constitutional court and compromise the issue with their inexpert opinions, said Sanja Bilač.
Hrvoje Pender, another initiative organizer, told those gathered in front of parliament that they delivered 405 432 signatures from Croatian citizens who request a referendum for the first question and 407 469 signatures of citizens for a referendum on the second question.