Well, I have been searching every story I can find on the draft constitution since Monday, and no one has even adressed Article 153, in which the constitution is said to come in to force when passed in a “general referendum.”
So, maybe I am beating a dead horse here, and, frankly, I really hope I am wrong.
But I still believe that because it does not mention (apparently) the qualification, by which three provinces can block ratification if their elecorates vote no by 2/3, that the qualification is not binding.
Of course, techinically the ratification is supposed to be governed by the Transitional Administrative Law, which does have this qualification spelled out.
But Article 153 sure looks to me like a potential “escape clause” from the TAL’s qualification provision.