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Parliament Passes New Election Code
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Dec.'11 / 18:25

Parliament passed with its third and final reading new election code on December 27.

Also on December 27 the Parliament approved with its third and final reading election-related constitutional amendments, envisaging the next Parliament’s slightly reshaped configuration with 77 party-list and 73 majoritarian MPs, instead of existing 75/75.

According to the same constitutional amendments a party or an election bloc, clearing a 5% threshold, will be automatically awarded with six seats in the Parliament, thus having a possibility to form a parliamentary faction.

The same amendments increase bar for passing constitutional amendment from current two-third to three-fourth of MPs in 150-seat Parliament starting from late 2013, after the presidential elections.

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