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Old 09-12-2016, 04:13 AM
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Petition 703 "Pour l'introduction d'une république au Luxembourg en remplacement de la monarchie" is available for signatures and ends October 24th.
Chambre des Députés du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg - Pétition publique n°703

Rules for signing a petition at:
Chambre des Députés du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

We'll see if it reaches the minimum 4500 needed to move forward, although I assume the mailed-in signatures are not known until the end.
4500 signatures is extremely low, even for a small country. I see that also in Luxembourg (like in the Netherlands) one can simply sign via internet. I am against that. I think such signatures require checking the identity, for an example via the digital access all citizens of a modern state have, or going to the municipality and sign there.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:17 AM
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And all States are not created equal in the College. To be quite blunt for example, California, New York, Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania carry more Electoral clout than Montana or Alaska. So who the people of those states vote for determine who their Electors cast their ballots for.
Yes, but, relatively to the size of their population, Alaska or Montana are overrepresented in the Electoral College compared to, let's say, California or New York. That happens because all states, however small their population is, are entitled to two senators and at least one member of the House of Representatives, which means a minimum of three EC votes.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:25 AM
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So far, the petition has few signatures. I hope you don't have signatures required for a referendum.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:56 AM
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The signatures by mail and at the municipalities are not count yet. In the meantime in the Netherlands the PVV, leading the polls, wants a Swiss model: 4 times a year a referendum and it can be about a dozen of topics each time, as long as there are enough signatures. It can be: end the monarchy, no more immigrants, out of the EU, return of death penalties, whatever...

In Luxembourg apparently someone can start petitioning an end of the monarchy. This is not possible in the two other Benelux states because the Constitution is excepted from referendums but this will possibly change. All under the name "More involvement of the citizens".
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:16 AM
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Luxemburger Wort - How about a republic of Luxembourg?
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:59 AM
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I'm bemused the article opens with "A petition calling for a referendum about whether or not to keep Luxembourg's Grand Ducal family went live this week."

Um, the petition has been open for signatures since September 12th.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:19 AM
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Well, signatures for petition 703 to replace the monarchy with a republic has ended. 820 e-signatures with the paper signatures still pending.
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Wow...that's extremely low, much lower than I thought it would be.

Oh well. Read it and weep Luxembourgish republicans!
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