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The fourth consecutive issue of CSD brief concentrates on the status of political parties’ system reform in Bulgaria. It describes the shortcomings of the present Law on Political Parties, namely the insufficient legal requirements for founding a political party, the inadequate rules on political parties funding and the absence of effective legally grounded mechanisms for civic control.
The paper argues that the start of the reforms depends on the adoption of the Draft Law on Political Parties, which is expected to be voted soon by the Parliament and would overcome the current situation of lack of control and transparency. The Brief also presents the constant efforts of CSD and Coalition 2000 for promoting the necessity of reforming the political parties system by organizing public discussions and providing expert assistance to the policy makers.