Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee to Consider Draft Resolution on November 6, 2016 National Referendum
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
At an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, the National Assembly Legal Affairs Committee will consider a draft resolution in connection with the November 6, 2016 national referendum, Committee Chairman Danail Kirilov told a news conference on Monday.
"This is the first and principal step under the Citizens' Direct Participation in Central Government and Local Self-Government Act which is related to the implementation of voters' will," Kirilov explained, noting that GERB are proposing the move in the conviction and hope that they will be backed by other parliamentary forces as well.
The GERB MP pointed out that over the last month and a half his parliamentary group has drafted a bill on the application of a full-fledged majoritarian system in parliamentary elections and are planning to lay this draft legislation before the legislature on Thursday.
GERB are calling on President-elect Rumen Radev to postpone the dissolution of Parliament by three or four weeks so that it could handle the amendments to the Election Code. "If consensus is reached and we get support, we could cope within the life of the incumbent National Assembly, if we work very hard, we could bring these revisions to a second-reading debate by January 26-27," Kirilov commented.