Caidanian constitutional referendum, 2018
|Approves the Constitution proposal drafted and presented by the deputies of Caïd Parliament?|
|2 December 2018|
On December 2, 2018, a referendum was held so that the citizens could decide whether or not to approve the proposed constitution for the Republic of Caïd presented by the deputies of the Parlament de Caïd. It was the first referendum in Caidanian history. For the first time in history, abstention was allowed.
The referendum question was, in Catalan:
Aproveu la proposta de Constitució redactada i presentada pels diputats del Parlament de Caïd?
Both questions, in English, translate to:
Approves the Constitution proposal drafted and presented by the deputies of Caïd Parliament?
Position of political parties
|Position||Political parties||Political orientation||Leaders|
|Yes||New Center Coalition||Centrism||Joan Hereu i Coma|
|Social Democratic Party of Caïd||Social democracy||Candreu Marfany i Valls|
|No||Caïd Democratic Union||Monarchism||Joana Ribes de Cortellès|
|Democratic Left of Caïd||Socialism||Fauno Gos|
Though Joana Ribes, leader of the Caïd Democratic Union, confirmed, after abstaining in the vote in parliament (because of the governability agreement with centrists), that the party's official position would be to back the "No" campaign. The Democratic Left of Caïd,that in the elections was presented in coalition with the social democrats, announced that his official position would be a NO because they considered that the constitution proposal was not sufficiently social. Some sectors of the party declared themselves to be either neutral or outright in favor of the "Yes" campaign.
The campaign began after the approval of the draft constitution by the parliament in September. The options had 3 months of campaign.
The "Yes" option is supported by the Un SÍ per Caïd ("A YES for Caïd") campaign. The campaign is chaired by a group of independents citizens. Each party in the "YES" block made its own propaganda.
The "No" option did not have any unit campaign, each block party made its own propaganda.