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Referendums

Referendums

The Constitution of the Republic of Fiji provides for the amendment of the Constitution.
 
Under this process, Parliament must pass a Bill to amend the Constitution. The Bill must be supported by the votes of at least three-quarters of the members of Parliament.
 
During Parliament’s consideration of the Bill through its three stages, there must be a period of 30 days between the second and third readings of the Bill. In addition, the relevant committee of Parliament must report to Parliament on the Bill before the third reading stage.
 
Once the Bill is passed by Parliament it is sent to the President who shall refer the Bill to the Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission then conducts a referendum on the Bill. The referendum is for all registered voters of Fiji to vote on the Bill.
 
If three-quarters of all registered voters vote in favour of the Bill then the President must assent to the Bill amending the Constitution.
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