Petitions now need 10,000 signatures to be discussed

in News · 31-07-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Portuguese Parliament has approved an amendment that raises the minimum number of signatures necessary for a petition to be discussed in a plenary session from 4,000 to 10,000.

The final text presented by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs based on an initiative of the PSD amending the law on the exercise of the right to petition, had votes in favour from PS and PSD, against the remaining parties and non-registered deputies, as well as the socialist MP Ana Paula Vitorino.

In the original initiative, the PSD party wanted the minimum number of signatures needed to discuss a petition to be 15,000, but this ended up failing and instead the minimum number of signatures was set at 10,000.


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