Dutch State Committee will investigate 'Irish style' sortition

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 22-06-2018 - 09:56

The Dutch State Committee that was formed to make recommendations for improving parliament and democracy, recently published an intermediate report. In it, a number of provisional proposals are made, most of them concerning electoral reforms. However, one proposal concerns sortition: "The committee regards the model of the Irish referendum combined with a sortition based citizens’ assembly to be sufficiently interesting for further investigation."
Source: Intermediate Report, page 49 (in Dutch)