The Montenegrin Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday that hundreds of criminal complaints had been filed alleging electoral fraud and vote-buying in Sunday's general election, although international observers said thr polls were held in a competitive environment and that fundamental freedoms were generally respected.
“The police guarding the voting slips” is in the building in Srebrenica where the ballots from the recent local elections are stored.
The Central Election Commission first stated that the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska entered the building in Srebrenica in which the ballots are placed.
A test of the experimental ballot counting by using special machines will probably be confined to Bulgaria's capital Sofia at the forthcoming presidential vote, an electoral official has said.
Aleksandar Andreev, head of the Central Electoral Committee, has told Focus Radio that the constituencies implementing the method for the first time are yet to be determined.
The Bulgarian legal affairs parliamentary committee adopted at third extraordinary sitting on Tuesday amendments to the Electoral Code which foresee the introduction of compulsory voting.
According to the proposed amendments, voting will become a duty of citizens, with those voting eligible to rewards, while those not casting their ballot will be subject to penalties.
A bill prepared by Bulgarian MPs proposes the imposition of BGN 50 fine for people not voting in elections and depriving them of social benefits for a period of three months.
The bill has been devised and adopted at first reading at the proposal of one of the parties supporting the ruling coalition - the Patriotic Front (PF).
Lawmakers of the Reformist Bloc (RB) coalition have proposed the introduction of online voting in Bulgaria from 2018 - the year of the next general election.
The RB brings together several parties from the ruling coalition, but also includes the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) of Radan Kanev, who withdrew their support from the government, switching to opposition.
Lawmakers have overwhelmingly given the green light to the introduction of online voting in all elections and referendums.
As many as 137 MPs have voted in favour, 55 giving the thumbs down and citing concerns about voting secrecy.
Under a draft proposal yet to be completed by Parliament, every Bulgarian citizen should be able to vote using the Internet "or another network".