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On Sunday, 6 November 2016, a citizen-initiated referendum was held in Bulgaria on three questions. Voters were asked whether to introduce mandatory voting, a majority system to elect the members of parliament and whether to curb subsidies for political parties. The referendum...
On 25 October 2015, Bulgaria held a plebiscite on e-voting. Citizens were asked the question “Do you support the idea to be able to vote from a distance, electronically at elections and referendums?”. 73 per cent of the voters opted in favour. However, the result is invalid as...
Next Sunday, on 25 October 2015, Bulgaria will hold a plebiscite on e-voting. Citizens will be asked one single question, i.e. “Do you support the idea to be able to vote from a distance, electronically at elections and referendums?” The popular vote will be taken as a result of...
In Bulgaria, direct democracy has been a big topic during the last few months due to a referendum proposal made by the Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev. Democracy International member Ivailo Georgiev from Bulgaria reports on the issue of flawed referendum legislation in the...
A citizens’ initiative against private water supply in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia was stopped on 5th September this year when the municipal council rejected a referendum calling for ceasing the city’s concession agreement with the private company “Sofia Water”, which is under...
More than 90 per cent of the people, who cast their vote in the local referendum organised in the town of Stara Zagora, Central Bulgaria, answered positively to the question whether the Zmeyovo testing ground should be closed down. However, the referendum held on 26 May 2013...
Bulgaria is most likely to have a national referendum on its second nuclear power on the Danube early next year. The referendum will be held on “Belene” – a long pending project that had been discontinued earlier this year by a decision of the ruling party GERB. The Bulgarian...
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