/ Георги Димитров
Amendments to the Electoral Code have been adopted
Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted amendments to the Electoral Code. The number of the members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) is reduced from 20 to 15 people. They will be appointed by Bulgaria’s President upon a proposal of the political parties and coalitions represented at the National Assembly.

The political parties will nominate the Central Election Commission’s chairperson, deputy chairperson and secretary, but the entire commission will be appointed by a Presidential decree, following public consultations and a procedure determined by the country’s head of state. Parties and coalitions with MEPs will no longer have representatives at the Central Election Commission, if they are not represented in Bulgaria’s Parliament.