Coalition government seeking allies for electoral law reform

8 July 2016
744 Views

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

Visit the Greek island in the 100 most impressive list in the world
GREECE
shares12 views
GREECE
shares12 views

Visit the Greek island in the 100 most impressive list in the world

Panos - Aug 05, 2021

Ios was recently included in the list of the most impressive islands in the world on the news site Insider.com.…

Mitsotakis: The critical infrastructures endured – The houses will be rebuilt
GREECE
shares14 views
GREECE
shares14 views

Mitsotakis: The critical infrastructures endured – The houses will be rebuilt

Panos - Aug 05, 2021

The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias made statements after the extraordinary…

Ancient Olympia: The International Olympic Academy is safe for now – Battle with the fire resurgences (video)
GREECE
shares18 views
GREECE
shares18 views

Ancient Olympia: The International Olympic Academy is safe for now – Battle with the fire resurgences (video)

Panos - Aug 05, 2021

A new alarm for Ancient Olympia as, early in the morning, a new front emerged, heading towards the facilities of…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.