iniciativa popular

iniciativa popular
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (politics)
a. ballot initiative
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay veinticuatro estados de los Estados Unidos que permiten iniciativas populares, una modalidad de democracia directa.There are twenty-four U.S. states that allow ballot initiatives, a form of direct democracy.
b. initiative
La iniciativa popular sobre el uso médico del cánnabis fue aprobada por los votantes pero más tarde vaciada de contenido por la asamblea legislativa.The medical cannabis initiative was passed by the state's voters but later gutted by the legislature.
c. popular initiative
Lo que empezó como iniciativa popular minortaria fue respaldada por un millón de firmas y terminó convertida en un referéndum.What started as a popular initiative by a minority was backed by one million signatures and ended in a referendum.
d. citizens' initiative
La iniciativa popular para la elaboración de una ley contra la violencia machista se va a votar hoy en el Parlamento.The citizens' initiative to make a law against gender-based violence is going to be voted in Parliament today.
e. petition (United Kingdom)
Consiguiendo 100,000 firmas, las iniciativas populares son sometidas a debate en el Parlamento.After 100,000 signatures, petitions are considered for debate in Parliament.
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