Gerovasili: New election law to be submitted in Parliament in July

Gerovasili: New election law to be submitted in Parliament in July

Athens, June 28, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

At the stage of the final processing is the government’s proposal to abolish the bonus, the proportional representation and voting at 17, said the government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili, noting that the proposal will be tabled in Parliament at the end of this week, in order to be voted in the first ten days of July, taking into account the talks of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with political leaders.

As the government spokeswoman stated, the criterion of the parties in the forthcoming parliamentary debate should be the historical necessity to establish the parity of vote and the impact of the proposal to the people.

“Our proposal for the abolition of bonuses, the proportional and the vote at 17 is in the process of being finalized”, stressed the government spokeswoman and added that “it takes into account the talks of the Prime Minister with the party leaders, as well as recent legislative initiatives from other parties, such as the PASOK Proposal of Law in June 2015”.

“The government’s proposal will be tabled in parliament at the end of this week and will be voted within the first ten days of July, probably with the return of the Prime Minister from China”, she said and added that “the process of debate in the House can help achieve even greater convergence than the already established”.

“The historical necessity for the establishment of the equality of the vote and the impact of the proposal to the people should be the criterion of the parties. From New Democracy we did not expect anything better”, she said.