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The law on referendum, voted by parliament on Nov. 6, regulates the procedure for approval on key issues for the nation’s governance, including changes to the Constitution.

In response, two members of the opposition moved to cancel the new law because it violates the Constitution. 

The law allows for fundamental decisions to be decided by popular referendum. It also says “the president of Ukraine is obliged to call an all-Ukrainian referendum by public initiative.”

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