"Direct Democracy of Romania"
Determined to live together with mutual consideration and respect for their diversity, conscious of their common achievements and their responsibility towards future generations, and in the knowledge that only those who use their freedom remain free, and that the strength of a people is measured by the well-being of its weakest members :
We, Romanian Direct Democracy party members, intend to protect the fundamental interests of all romanians citizens and to involve them in state politics through direct vote, propose the implementation of a new political and social model, Direct Democracy, to promote the interests of all citizens of Romania
Direct Democracy requires:
1) The right to recall a elected.
2) The right to "legislative initiative" : If a certain number of people agree with that proposal, it will be subject to mandatory national/ local referendum.
* An initiative may be launched in two ways:
a) directly as a law (accompanied by it s spirit)
b) representing only the spirit of a law, to be transposed into law later by the authorities, in which case the final form will be subject to referendum.
In both cases, besides the law, should be defined the spirit of that law, any person with an average level of understanding to know exactly what it is about.
The understanding and the accept of the law are the essence of the collaboration between citizens to respect those laws.
3) "Referendum" and the right to "VETO" on a law proposal, it s people's right to refuse a law proposed by Parliament in real time, prior to, or after being adopted.
The procedure should be something like:
- The Government/ Parliament should be restricted to a certain number of laws/ year
- For more peoposal, MP can begin by gathering signatures like other citizens, they are anyway beneficiaries of logistics of parties where they belong.
- Laws proposal, in limited numbers, considered the most important should be directly submitted to referendum (4 times / year).
- The other laws proposal, less important, to be online for 90-100 days, during this time, any citizen can exercise a negative vote on that law proposal.
So, citizens could directly vote "NO" on the law, without having to manually gather the required number of signatures.
- If a bill proposed by government/ parliament received 50,000 (or how many are established) negative votes, the government/ parliament would have two alternatives:
a) to withdraw that proposal
b) to go ahead with it in a referendum by assuming accountability.
In this case if by referendum citizens don t accept that proposal, initiators to resign or be dismissed automatically.
Modern technology/ Internet, enables rapid deployment, smooth and low costs of these proceedings.
4) Transparency of public funds and contracts made by the Romanian State.
We believe that the public has the right to access all information on public affairs.
This includes draft of laws, budget details, contracts made by Romanian officials, taxes and contributions, etc.
Transparency reduce corruption and build a solid foundation for public confidence in government and in the political system.
5) Abolition of privileges and immunities enjoyed by those in public office.