Bulgarian President to Veto New Election Code
Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev will veto the new Election Code which was adopted by the Parliament on February 21.
Under the Bulgarian Constitution, the President has 15 days from the adoption of the code to impose a veto.
Plevneliev has not yet announced his motives for the veto, but it is believed that he is concerned with the lack of progress on e-voting and majority vote, within the new Code.
In January, President Plevneliev proposed a referendum on voting issues, namely the introduction of a majority election, compulsory voting, and e-voting. Currently, a petition in support of the referendum is gaining ground.
The expected veto is the latest of a series of such on the part of the President, and an evidence of the institutional friction between the work of the Parliament and the Presidency.
- » NSI: Poverty Line for Bulgaria Was BGN 308.17 in 2016
- » Trade Union in Interior Ministry to Consider Protests Against Low Wages
- » Trial of Burgas Airport Terrorist Attack Fails to Start for 5th Time
- » 6 from Judges’ Quota Elected for Bulgaria’s Next Supreme Judicial Council
- » The Bulgarian Justice Minister is on a Working Visit to Brussels on 19 and 20 June
- » PM Boyko Borisov: 'Any Administrative Burden or Delay Create Tension in Society
The Bulgarian voting system works, it has created a Government involving all parties in Parliament and GERB is represented through the President. I don't know of any other country in the world with such a blended government.
Who needs e voting - it could be used to manipulate the election.
Compulsory voting is not cceptable, people should choose if they want to vote and not be made to vote.