Bulgaria Votes New Election Code
Bulgaria’s Parliament voted in favor of the new Election Code, proposed by the Socialist MP Maya Manolova, Thursday morning.
The code was passed on first reading with 110 deputies in favor, 74 against, and 8 abstained.
The lawmakers rejected the proposal of the opposition GERB party for amendments in the current Election Code.
The new Election Code envisions the introduction of preferential voting.
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Maybe Novinite could specify how this preferential voting system will work. I suppose it is the open list system where the citizens can mark individual names in case they disagree with the order that was proposed by the party.
eg: you like GERB but you don't like Mr. Borisov: you mark the some other candidates that are on a lower position.
I think this is the best election system. It may turn the sick Bulgarian particracy into a real democracy.
Finally the candidates will face the citizens. Those that are not supposed to be there will receive few personal votes. In first instance they will use the party-pool-votes to get elected, but 4 years later, the party will think twice before they put them on an electable place.
The best news so far in 2014!