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Should Referendums Be Abolished?
Referendums create additional steps in the legal procedure of the political system.
In case of
, the referendum draft had to pass both houses of parliament with several readings before the months lasting campaigning could begin. After the result, both houses of parliament had to vote again on the actual implementation of the referendum's proposal.
Normal legislation also follows lengthy approval processes. Referendums mean we can dispense with many of the normal features of the legislative process.