Coalition government seeking allies for electoral law reform
In an effort to secure the 200 votes necessary so that the new electoral law applies to the next elections, the government has carried out a series of legislative improvements to the bill.
Specifically the second article in the bill has been broken up into tow sections, one of which relates to the abolition of the 50-seat bonus given to the first party, while the other maintains the 3% threshold for entering Parliament. This development is aimed at attracting votes from the Communist Party, which although is in favour of a proportional representation system, it disagrees with the 3% threshold.
Should the coalition government secure support from the Communist Party, the Union of Centrists and even Golden Dawn it will have 195 votes. Although the President of the Democratic Left Thanasis Theoharopoulos and independent MP Nikos Nikolopoulos have expressed their intention to support the bill, the government will need to attract further votes from independent MPs and other opposition parties.
You may be interested
Lotto results: Saturday 26 May 2018Panos - May 26, 2018
The winning numbers from the Lotto draw on Wednesday 23 May are as follows:
Turkey blasts Greece over decision to grant asylum to 8 Turkish officersmakis - May 25, 2018
The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman described the decision by the Greek legal system to grant asylum to the eight Turkish…
Moving moments as Pontian Greeks sing at Harry Klynn’s funeralmakis - May 25, 2018
Greek comedian Vassilis Triantafyllidis, known by his stage name “Harry Klynn”, was laid to rest in Kalamaria at the Church…