The government is open to any proposal on how to change the electoral law, even lowering the threshold for entry to parliament below three percent, however it is unmovable on the issue of switching to proportional representation, government sources told ANA on Monday.
According to the sources, the government submitted the proposal for a three percent threshold after talks with party leaders such as those of PASOK and Potami, but since these parties do not want to support the bill, the government is open to any discussions. “We’ll see how talks develop from now on,” a source said, adding that the debate is continuing in the relevant parliamentary committee.
Following a meeting earlier between the prime minister and independent MP Nikos Nikolopoulos, the latter stated that he had proposed lowering the current threshold to one percent – which should be achieved in several of Greece’s seven administrative regions – and added that “the prime minister didn’t reject our proposal and said he will examine it seriously.” He then said he will support the bill.
Source: ANA – MPA