Bulgaria’s parliament ad-hoc committee tasked with drafting the new Election Code will hold its first meeting on Monday. The committee was set up in the middle of December, when the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) submitted to Parliament a draft Election Code. Back then Deputy Parliament Speaker and socialist MP Maya Manolova explained that the draft Election Code of BSP included provisions on introducing machine voting, on the method of distributing mandates, on electing professional election administration, etc. She said that the new election legislation included many of the proposals put forth by civic organizations.
Manolova, who chairs the ad-hoc parliamentary committee tasked with drafting a new Election Code, informed that the project envisaged preference vote, the threshold being 7%, and a single integral ballot paper.
She pointed out that the election papers will be printed by the Bulgarian National Bank under the oversight of the Finance Ministry.