Posts Tagged ‘direct democracy’

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“Participation, Not Predestination!” National Initiative

A national citizens’ initiative “Participation, Not Predestination!” was constituted by participants in the “Making Direct Democracy Work in Bulgaria“ International Conference, held on 25th and 26th February in Sofia. The initiative aims to propose amendments of the Law on Direct Participation of the Citizens in National and Local Governance in order to remove the greatest […]

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“Making Direct Democracy Work in Bulgaria” Conference Held in Sofia

The Bulgarian Association for the Promotion of Citizens Initiative brought together initiative committees of local and national referendums and petitions, civil rights activists, constitutionalists and politicians from Bulgaria, Switzerland and Germany at a conference entitled “Making Direct Democracy Work in Bulgaria” on February 26 in Sofia. “The introduction of a working system of direct decision-making […]

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Ridiculous: 2,187 Days Needed to Transfer Slavi’s Show Petition

At the “Making Direct Democracy Work in Bulgaria” Conference, Yordan Ginev, IT expert and business associate, related his experience of transferring the petition of Slavi’s Show in electronic form. Being an advocate of the petition ideas, he undertook to copy the personal data from the signed papers into electronic tables. This task proved nearly as […]

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Direct democracy fell victim to partisan haggling in the National Assembly

The prepared democratic changes in the referendum law fell victims to the offensive tactic of the political party of GERB for raising a parliamentary majority for changes in the judicial system. Said majority relies on some close frienships with the party of DPS and that party being “the guarantor of our European orientation” do not like […]