Bulgarian E-Voting Fans Threaten to Hurl Computer Mice at Parliament
Bulgarians supporting the introduction of electronic voting in the country have announced they would stage a peculiar demonstration on Friday.
They have “threatened” to throw computer mice at the Parliament in the capital Sofia.
Several hundred Facebook users have said they will attend the protest under the banner “Throw a Mouse at the Mice”, scheduled for 12 pm EET.
Last week, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev proposed a referendum in which Bulgarians will have their say on whether they want to elect some of their MPs directly rather than from party lists, voting made obligatory and electronic voting allowed.
Plevneliev noted that electronic voting would allow the vast number of Bulgarians living abroad to take part in elections.
However, the Socialist-led government was quick to reject all of Plevneliev’s suggestions. Key Bulgarian Socialist Party officials claimed that electronic voting would “violate the secret of the vote.”
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