Election commission refused registration to 6 parties for participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections
25 parties and 6 coalitions have been registered with the Central Election Commission (CEC) to participate in the upcoming parliamentary vote, the commission said on February 18. A total of 31 parties and 8 coalitions submitted documents. The deadline expired yesterday, February 17, at 5 pm, and
CEC refused registration of 6 parties, including the National Movement for Stability and Progress, NDSV, (the party formed around former Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Cobourg).
Due to the fact that the conditions were not met, the signatures were not submitted in electronic form, there were incompleteness in the documents, said Tanya Tsaneva, a CEC spokesperson.
The parties which were refused registration have the right to appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court. For five other parties and two coalitions that submitted their documents yesterday, a verification of the collected signatures of voters, which must be at least 2,500, is still ongoing.
In order for members of sectional commissions, who want to be vaccinated against Covid-19 with both doses and to have immunity on April 4, (the election day), the CEC arranged the consultations for their preparation for an earlier date, February 22, and the appointment for March 1.
The CEC's proposal is to vaccinate all reserve members of the sectional election commissions that will be nominated by the parties and coalitions.
It is possible that the reserve members of sectional election commissions to form the mobile polling stations. 34,230 applications for participation in the elections have been submitted online from abroad
We would like to encourage everyone who has the opportunity to submit online applications to do so, because their number will be grounds for opening polling stations, said Dimitar Dimitrov, CEC spokesperson.
Mariana Nikolova is the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the government's participation in the election process, the election commission said.