Direct Democracy

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Hope for Chilean Democracy Based on Swiss Model remains

When Chile’s rejected constitution was drafted, the country looked to Switzerland for ideas on direct democracy. The rejected constitution was to replace the one used since the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which had ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. In October 2019, large swathes of the Chilean population took to the streets to protest … Continue reading

Back the campaign for Recall elections

Third Way has long advocated the introduction of Recall – the power to sack elected officials. We also support the introduction of initiative and referendum. These are the building blocks of direct democracy. Wikipedia defines a recall election in this way: “A recall election (also called a recall referendum or representative recall) is a procedure by which voters can remove … Continue reading

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