Direct democracy procedure
A legal arrangement which gives citizens the right to be directly involved in the political decision-making process. It may take one of three forms:
1. citizens voting on a public policy proposal originated elsewhere (referendum);
2. citizens setting the agenda by originating a public policy proposal themselves (initiative); and
3. citizens requesting and voting on the early termination of the period in office of one of the personnel of government (recall). Also known as a direct democracy instrument and a direct democracy mechanism.
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