Open Ministry: Finnish crowd sourced lawmaking

From the start of March, the new Citizens’ Initiative Act will come into force.
According to the new law, a required minimum of 50,000 citizens of voting age can launch a bill that Parliament then has to process.
On the Open Ministry website, anyone can present an idea for a law initiative. If the idea wins enough support, the ministry’s volunteer workers will work on it and turn it into a presentable bill for the MPs to chew over.

From the beginning of March, citizens’ initiative bills can be sent for parliamentary handling if they are signed by 50,000 people entitled to vote

via Helsingin Sanomat – International Edition – Home.

Awesome and about time that the people get to more directly rule a democracy!

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