“In general, the republican “referendum” or “plebiscite” in Latin means “the decision of the people”. The fate of such state-significant changes will be decided by the citizens of Kazakhstan themselves. This is the most democratic process that has developed in world practice. After all, three constitutional reforms had been carried out before that. They were carried out through the Parliament. This time the referendum path was chosen. The referendum in Kazakhstan was previously held twice. In world practice, the institution of a referendum is widespread. Since the 19th century, for example, more than 500 referendums have been held in Switzerland. These referendums include bills, constitutional changes, territorial changes in the country, and other important issues. There is only one goal here - the adoption of crucial state decisions with the direct participation of the population,” the speaker dwelled on vivid examples.