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excerpt from the Preamble

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How can the people call a referendum?

According to our new Constitution, a referendum is permitted when 25 percent of voters present a signed petition to Cabinet. Cabinet will set the wording of the referendum question or questions and determining the date of the referendum.   Once Cabinet has completed these tasks the Legislature is required to enact a referendum law so that the referendum can be held. People-initiated referendums must be held on matters of national importance, but those matters cannot contravene any part of the Bill of Rights or any other part of the Constitution.