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Bulgaria's EU Elections Ballot to Be Changed Upon DPS Request

Politics » EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2019 | April 10, 2014, Thursday // 15:26| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's EU Elections Ballot to Be Changed Upon DPS Request Photo by BGNES

The legal committee at Bulgaria's Parliament approved the Movement of Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s proposal for changes to May 25's EU Elections ballot.

Under the DPS-initiated legislation, numbers corresponding to preferential candidates will be circled and not written in a square, as the Election Code stipulates.

The aim is to avoid confusion between numbers of parties and those of their preferential candidates, DPS's representatives argued, as quoted by

The DPS, which is currently a government partner of ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), is know for a solid electoral base in the south of the country, some of which are often reported to have disputable fluency in Bulgarian language.

Parliament Committee's move was nevertheless also approved by members of center-right opposition GERB party, with BSP lawmakers choosing to abstain.

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