NKR Constitution

Chapter 11. Adoption of Constitution, Amendments and Referendum

Article 133 .

1. The Constitution shall be adopted or amended by referendum, which may be initiated by the President of the Republic or the National Assembly.

2.The President of the Republic shall call a referendum upon the request or agreement of the National Assembly. For such a decision of the National Assembly is required the majority votes of the total number of the Deputies.

3.The President of the Republic may remand the Draft Constitution or the draft of constitutional amendments, within thirty days following their submission back to the National Assembly, with his or her objections and suggestions, requesting a reexamination.

4. The President of the Republic will submit to a referendum within the period prescribed by the National Assembly a draft Constitution or draft constitutional amendments, when they are reintroduced by at least two thirds of the total number of Deputies of the National Assembly.

5. If the initiative belongs to the President of the Republic, the National Assembly shall within a sixty day period following the receipt of the draft of the Constitution or amendments thereof put the motion on holding a referendum on the draft to the vote. If the majority of the total number of the deputies of the National Assembly vote for the draft, the latter shall be deemed adopted and the President of the Republic shall submit the draft to a referendum on the date set up by himself/herself.

Article 134.

1. Laws may be submitted to a referendum upon the request of the National Assembly or the Government in accordance with Article 133 of the Constitution.

2. Laws passed by referendum may only be amended by referendum.

Article 135.

Issues of special significance for the State are submitted to a referendum upon the request of the National Assembly or the Government in the form of questions in accordance with the terms stipulated by Article 133 of the Constitution.

Article 136

The draft submitted to a referendum shall be considered to have been passed if it receives more than fifty percent of the votes, but not less than one fourth of the number of registered voters.