|Diplomatic Club No 2 Meeting on Electoral Law Reform
|On April 26, 2001, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a regular meeting of Diplomatic No 2 Club to discuss The Electoral Law Reform in 2001: the New Law on Election of Members of Parliament.|
The Club's Chair Mr. Winfried Schlote, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Germany, opened the meeting, expressing his appreciation for the support rendered for this initiative by CSD.
Dr. Maria Yordanova,
Head of CSD Law Program, introduced the guest speakers - Ms. Lena
Dzhelepova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, and Mr.
Mikhail Konstantinov, Member of the Commission.
Ms. Lena Dzhelepova presented the new
Law on Election of Members of Parliament, analyzing the new
provisions introduced to the electoral system, while Mr. Mikhail
Konstantinov emphasized on the way the new law is expected to
influence the organization of the forthcoming elections.
The main issues in the
discussion that followed concerned the method for the election
results calculation, the independent candidates' election
procedures, the status of Bulgarian and foreign observers, and the
possibilities for Bulgarian citizens abroad to participate in the
Law on Election of Members of Parliament
Comments on the law by Mr. Mikhail Konstantinov, Member of the Central Electoral Commission