Parliament Rejects Draft Law on Change of Electoral System

The Parliament of Georgia has rejected the draft law prepared by the opposition regarding the change of the electoral system. 

Only 32 lawmakers (55 votes against) voted in favor of the bill proposing a transition to a proportional electoral system initiated by 200,000 voters.

The votes of 113 MPs were required to approve the draft constitutional amendment.

The bill envisages holding the parliamentary elections in 2020 through a proportional system with a zero barrier and the admission of electoral alliances. 

The members of the parliamentary majority say they do not support allowing electoral alliances and maintaining a three-percent barrier. 

By Ana Dumbadze 

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12 November 2019 17:54