Parl Votes to Keep Proportional Representation, Introduce Choice Voting

Parl Votes to Keep Proportional Representation, Introduce Choice Voting

The National Assembly rejected on Thursday a proposal by the opposition centre-right party GERB to elect part of the members of parliament by a majoritarian principle.

The members of parliament will continue to be elected by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies, parliament said in a statement posted on its website following a vote on some of the clauses of a new Election Code.

Under the new Election Code, voters will have the right to note a preference for a certain candidate in the candidate list, the statement also said.

The 240 members of the National Assembly are elected for a four-year term. Political parties must poll a minimum of 4.0% of the national vote in order to enter the National Assembly.

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