Constitutional amendments for proportional voting system approved

Constitutional amendments for proportional voting system approved

The legal Issues Committee at the Parliament of Georgia has reportedly approved the initiated constitutional amendments for proportional voting system. The details of the initiative were communicated by Anri Okhanashvili to the PMs. 

The project envisages that the 2020 parliamentary elections will be conducted through proportional voting system. In particular, for the purposes of determining mandates received by different political parties, the number of votes by a party will be multiplied by 150 and divided by a total number of votes by all political parties involved in the elections. 

In addition, the elections are set to be held in proportional manner with the so called 0% barriers (natural Trash hall), with this implying that mandates will be received by all political parties which will get enough votes for at least one mandate.            

In the event that mandates are not shared, they will be distributed in turns among the parties with the best results.  

The draft Constitutional Law does not envisage participation of political blocs in the elections. 

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