Meer Democratie - formerly Democratie nu - advocates for for the use of Direct Democracy in Belgium; specifically, the introduction of the binding referendum on citizen's initiatives.
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Mission and Purpose
Meer Democratie advocates for the introduction of Direct Democracy in Belgium. They do not want to abolish parliament, but, rather, to introduce several reforms:
- 'Binding Referendum On Citizens' Initiatives' whereby every citizen can submit (legislative) proposals for the polity to vote on
- Mandatory referendums on important decisions (constitutional amendments, EU treaties, etc.)
- Direct election of officials (mayors, governors, prime ministers)
- Improvement of the electoral system (no electoral thresholds for small parties, candidates all selected at the national level)
- Improvements to the petition law and citizens' initiative (feasible signature thresholds, online signature-gathering and submission, etc.)
- Separation of powers and reductions of party-politics
- Reform of party financing
- Increased transparency
- More democratic experimentation/innovation (eg. e-democracy, citizens' assemblies, etc.)
- Democratization of the European Union