Bulgarian TV Host Registers Committee for Referendum on Political System

Politics » DOMESTIC | September 23, 2016, Friday // 17:00| Views: | Comments: 1
Bulgaria: Bulgarian TV Host Registers Committee for Referendum on Political System Screen capture: bTV

Bulgarian talkshow host Slavi Trifonov has filed the documents of an initiative committee that will lead the campaign for his referendum on the politial system.

Registration started earlier in September as Bulgaria braces for a 2-in-1 vote, with presidential elections and the referendum due on November 06.

The three questions in the referendum proposal are related to the introduction of compulsory voting, the introduction of a majority electoral system and cutting the state subsidy paid to political parties and coalitions to BGN 1 for each valid vote won by them in elections.

The poll initially consisted of six questions, but half of them were blocked by the Constitutional Court after being referred to it by President Rosen Plevneliev.

The three controversial issues were whether the number of MPs should be cut in half to 120, whether to allow remote online voting (already approved in a referendum last year) and whether the top officials at the Interior Ministry's regional directorates should be elected by the people, instead of being appointed.

Some parties, such as left-wing ABV have already urged Bulgarians to vote "yes".

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Slavi Trifonov, Rosen Plevneliev, Referendum, Slavi's Show
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (1)
#1
Ivailo Ivanov - 23 Sep 2016 // 20:01:06

This person has no family and kids. He proved in a number of events that he is the next fake politician in Bulgaria. Surrounded by armed guards (when no one is threatening him) traveling with very high speed on the highways, endangering other people even shooting on drivers .. he shows behaviors of maniac and that is why he will be accepted in the new political elite.. he is simply the next diversion designed to save a failing system.

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria