18:26 / 31.01.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Committee on the Constitution to address referendum initiatives on Thursday

Referendum initiative

Referendum initiative

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The President of the Parliamentary Committee for the Constitution, Standing Orders and Political System, Dražen Bošnjaković, confirmed on Monday that the Committee will most likely meet on Thursday, in order to propose its conclusion to Parliament after the MOST party submitted signatures for two referendum initiatives.

We need to determine a few more details, but it is most likely that the session will be on Thursday, Dražen Bošnjaković told the HINA news agency, without stating with what conclusion the Committee would present to Parliament.


“We will see, it will be determined at the session,” he said.


He also responded very briefly to a question about the composition of the body that will count, ie check about 820,000 signatures, how much the MOST party collected for the referendum initiatives” Let's decide together” and “Enough of the headquarters!”


“We will talk about that at the session, I can't say anything more now,” said Bošnjaković.


Suggestions have been made in the public saying that the State Election Commission could be in charge of the task, but there is no such provision in the Law on Referendums.


Therefore, if this is insisted upon, Parliament will need to find a procedure to entrust it to the State Election Commission, taking into account that it is an independent body, say insiders.


The MOST party submitted the collected signatures to Parliament last Monday, and its deputies accused the Parliament Speaker on Friday of delaying the procedure, telling him that they would stand by idly.


Gordan Jandroković rejected their accusations, and told them that everything would be done in accordance with the law and deadlines, and much faster than the MOST party had worked, which announced on December 23rd last year that it had enough signatures and handed them over a month later.


Source: HRT


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