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Federal Act on Political Rights

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Art. 15 Validation and publication of the result of the vote

1The Fed­er­al Coun­cil shall as­cer­tain the res­ult of the vote (val­id­a­tion) as soon as it is es­tab­lished that no ap­peal against the vote has been filed with the Fed­er­al Su­preme Court, or as soon as a de­cision has been made on such an ap­peal.1

2The val­id­a­tion de­cree shall be pub­lished in the Fed­er­al Gaz­ette.

3Amend­ments to the Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion shall come in­to force on their ad­op­tion by the People and the can­tons, un­less the pro­pos­al provides oth­er­wise.

4Where a change in the law can­not be delayed and as soon as the res­ult of the vote is bey­ond dis­pute, the Fed­er­al Coun­cil or the Fed­er­al As­sembly may bring draft le­gis­la­tion or fed­er­al de­crees on the ad­op­tion of in­ter­na­tion­al treat­ies pro­vi­sion­ally in­to force pri­or to the com­ple­tion of the val­id­a­tion pro­ced­ure, or in the case of acts that have been de­clared to be ur­gent, al­low such acts to con­tin­ue in force, or re­peal the same.2

1 Amended by An­nex No 2 of the Fed­er­al Su­preme Court Act of 17 June 2005, in force since 1 Jan. 2007 (AS 2006 1205 1069 Art. 1 let. a; BBl 2001 6402).
2 In­ser­ted by No I of the Fed­er­al Act of 21 June 2002, in force since 1 Jan. 2003 (AS20023193; BBl 2001 6401).