Bulgaria parliament postpone extraordinary sitting with few hours17 June 2014 | 14:44 | FOCUS News Agency
The sitting is re-scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. The delay comes in order to allow President Rosen Plevneliev attend the debates. National Assembly Chairperson Mihail Mikov will send an official invitation to the head of the state.
The MPs have only one item in today’s work agenda – debates on the proposal for organisation of a natural referendum on electoral reform, filed by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, as well as on the proposal for a national referendum filed by an Initiative Committee.
FOCUS News Agency recalls:
Proposal for calling a national referendum on the elections rules was filed by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, on January 29.
Back in January President Plevneliev released a special address to the nation and presented the questions he required to be put in a national referendum on the electoral law: “Bulgarian civil society showed unequivocally its willingness to be active participant in the decision making process. All politicians urge for making use of civil energy. Let us do it in the most democratic manner – through a referendum. Therefore, I will use my lawful right and propose the National Assembly to take a decision for holding a national referendum with the following three questions:
1. Do you agree for part of the lawmakers to be elected with majority election?
2. Do you support introduction of compulsory voting at elections and national referendums?
3. Do you support electronic voting at elections and referendums? ”