Citizen participation must be simple and straightforward to reach as many citizens as possible and keep our democracy alive. This is the Pirates’ position and that is why we created matbestemmung.lu.
The goal of this website is to provide an easy way for citizens to tell politicians whether they want to vote in a referendum or not. If we find enough citizens who want a referendum, we could put pressure on the four major parties (CSV; LSAP; DP; Déi Gréng) and we could also organize the transport to the municipalities as required by the constitution and today’s law to request an official referendum.
Together we can make a referendum possible.
The proposed constitutional amendments have been grouped thematically. The propositions address different issues:
Originally, the Chamber of Deputies presented only one text that combined all the constitutional amendments. Since this text was slowly but steadily losing the approval and it was no longer certain that the necessary majority would be found for a vote, it was decided to divide the text into four parts. This way, it these proposals can be put individually to a vote in plenary soon.
You can find the full text on the House of Representatives website. In addition to the full texts, there are also a number of summaries.
There is also a video in which the parties present the new constitution.
If you have questions or problems finding the full texts on the Chamber’s website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.