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The Constitutional court rejected the 8% barrier

Submitted on Wednesday, 13 May 2009No Comment
The Constitutional court rejected the 8% barrier

The Constitutional court rejected the 8 percent barrier for coalitions. The barrier was introduced by the members of parliament in the National assembly as a part of the new election laws several weeks ago.

Only one judge from the Constitutional court signed the decision with reservations.

The majority vote for 31 members of parliament was very close to being rejected, but the demands to declare the law unconstitutional did not gather the needed seven votes. Six judges voted for this decision, and six – against.

The news were first announced by the member of parliament Georgi Bliznashki from Coalition for Bulgaria.

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