Debate on the government’s proposal to change the electoral law started in the parliament’s relevant committee

The debate on the government’s proposal to change the electoral law started in the parliament’s relevant committee on Thursday.

On the start of the debate, Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis submitted a legislative improvement which divides article two of the draft in two separate articles, to distinguish the abolition of the 50-seat bonus granted to the first party from the proposal to maintain the 3 pct threshold for entering parliament.

This change is believed to be a gesture of goodwill towards the Communist Party which will want approve the abolition of the bonus but vote against the 3 pct threshold, on which it has expressed its opposition.