Direct democracy

Bulgarian President Criticises Parliament for Ignoring Citizens' Will

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Tuesday that the decision of the parliament to include only the question on electronic voting in the forthcoming referendum, did not take into full account the will of the nation to define the rules on the election of its representatives.

Bulgarian Parliament Lowers Threshold for Initiating Referendum

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted at second reading on Tuesday the amendments to the law on direct participation of citizens in the government.

According to the adopted amendments, the collection of 400 000 signatures will be enough to initiate a compulsory referendum, daily Dnevnik repots.

New Referendum Law Reviewed in Bulgarian Parliament

Bulgarians will now be able to vote on referendums. This is one of the prescriptions of the new law amendment to be reviewed in Parliament Wednesday.

The legislative commission to Bulgarian Parliament approved the proposals for change at end July and now the text will be further reviewed by MPs for the second time.

Bulgaria MP Committee Passes Questions in Voting Rules Referendum

Lawmakers in Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee have given the green light to questions due to be put to a vote in a referendum on election rules this autumn.

The three issues on which citizens should have a say are the introduction of a partial majority system, mandatory voting, and e-voting.