2012 Icelandic constitutional referendum
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A non-binding constitutional referendum was held in Iceland on 20 October 2012. Voters were asked whether they approved of six proposals included in a new draft constitution drawn up by the Icelandic Constitutional Assembly. All six questions were approved by voters.
The referendum consisted of six questions:
- Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution?
- In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property?
- Would you like to see provisions in the new Constitution on an established (national) church in Iceland?
- Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution authorising the election of particular individuals to the Althing more than is the case at present?
- Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution giving equal weight to votes cast in all parts of the country?
- Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution stating that a certain proportion of the electorate is able to demand that issues are put to a referendum?
|Source: RÚV, National Electoral Commission|
- Referendum to Be Held on Icelandic Constitution Iceland Review Online, 25 May 2012
- The majority said yes to all the questions RÚV, 21 October 2012 (in Icelandic)
- Advertisement regarding the Referendum to be held on 20 October 2012 - Icelandic Ministry of Interior
- Questions on the ballot - discussion and clarification (English)
- General information about the Constitutional Council (English)
- Voters in Iceland back new constitution, more resource control. Reuters (retrieved 23 May 2015).