ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, REFERENDUM AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
about a special transfer of sovereignty to EU:
of transfer of sovereignty without effect of constitutional amendment:
Majority of votes from parliament, Art. 68, 24 ConstLatvia.
of transfer of sovereignty with effect of constitutional amendment:
Not expressly regulated, but constitutional amendment required.
of constitutional amendment:
Majority of 2/3 of the votes by presence of at least 2/3 of the
members initiated by the parliament, Art. 76 ConstLatvia. Amendment
can also be initiated by 1/10 of the electorates. If the parliament
refuses this amendment a referendum has to be called, Art. 78 ConstLatvia.
Amendment has to be approved by the majority of all electors, Art.
79 ConstLatvia. For amendment of fundamental principles of the constitution
approval by a referendum required, Art. 77 ConstLatvia.
constitutional regulations about referendums:
Referendum on laws can be called on proposal of 1/10 of the electorate,
Art. 72, 74, 75 ConstLatvia. Dissolution of parliament by the president
has to be approved by Referendum, Art. 48 ConstLatvia. Referendum
on agreements with other nations is expressly excluded, Art. 73
ConstLatvia. Substantial changes in the terms regarding the membership
of Latvia in the European Union shall be decided by a national referendum
if such referendum is requested by at least one-half of the members
of the Saeima. But substantial changes in the terms regarding the
membership in the European Union shall be decided by a national
referendum if requested by half of the members of parliament, Art.
68 IV ConstLatvia.