Welcome to the new version of European Tribune. It's just a new layout, so everything should work as before - please report bugs here.
Display:
In Sweden it is majority of parliament, election, then majority of parliament. If a motion to hold a referendum is presented in the first parliament it takes 2/3 in the first parliament to stop it or a referendum with veto-powers (only a no is binding) would be held at the same time as the election.

In real terms the election of 2014 is the shortest time, but theoretically I guess an extraordinary election would do in Sweden (I am not certain). If an extraordinary election does the trick, then an election can be called three months after the decision, but it still has to pass nine months between the decisions, unless you can muster 5/6 of the first parliament to say otherwise. So with 5/6 in the first parliament and majority in the second, the constitution can be changed in 3 months. Probably.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 02:50:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

melo 4
JakeS 4

Display:

Top Diaries

Grexit and Propaganda

by Metatone - Jun 29
50 comments

The new Utopia

by chumchu - Jul 2
33 comments

Ready for tomorrow?

by Luis de Sousa - Jun 28
24 comments

Iron Curtain Mark 2

by DoDo - Jun 23
22 comments

Yap essence of money

by das monde - Jun 26
35 comments

Recent Diaries

Occasional Series