1 December 2010

Ordinary citizens to draw up new constitution

That parties and lobbies do not have to have an iron grip on legislation is demonstrated in Iceland where ordinary citizens have been elected to draw up a new constitution. Anyone who had the backing of just 30 adult citizens could stand for election to the commission charged with this task. In the end, 35.95 per cent of  the electorate voted to select 25 out of 522 candidates.

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