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What is a Popular referendum?

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October 29, 2008 5:09PM

== == referendum |ˌrefəˈrendəm| noun ( pl. -dums or -da |-də|) a general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision. • the process of referring a political question to the electorate for this purpose. ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Latin, gerund ( ‘referring’ ), or neuter gerundive ( ‘something to be brought back or referred’ ) of referre (see refer ).