a number of at least 200.000 citizens of the Republic of Moldova who are qualified voters. In case of constitutional referendum the provisions of article 141 paragraph(1) entry a) of the Constitution shall apply;
[Entry a) as amended by the Law no.1107-XIV from 30.06.2000]
[Entry a) as amended by the Law no.268-XIV from 04.02.1999]
a number of at least 1/3 of the parliamentary deputies;
the President of the Republic of Moldova;
The subjects mentioned in paragraph (1) may initiate any type of referendum provided in article 143.
If the referendum is initiated by the subjects provided in paragraph (1) entry a), subscription lists shall be attached to the proposal on the holding of the referendum.
The proposal on the holding of the referendum shall include the issues to be subjected to referendum, clearly expressed and excluding their ambiguous interpretation, as well as the purpose of its holding, the planned date of its unfolding. Issues that exclude each other may not be subjected to referendum.
[Paragraph 4, article 144 as amended by the Law no.268-XIV from 04.02.1999]