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Ruling party, opposition agree on 120/30 electoral system for 2020 parliamentary polls

17:30, Monday, 09 March, 2020
Ruling party, opposition agree on 120/30 electoral system for 2020 parliamentary polls

The ruling Georgian Dream party and the united opposition have reached an agreement on holding the upcoming parliamentary elections this October with 120 seats in the legislative body to be distributed via a proportional vote and the remaining 30 via the majoritarian system.

The agreement also foresees a fair composition of election districts, a 1% threshold, and a cap recognising that no single party that wins less than 40% of the votes should be able to get its own majority in the next parliament.

In a memorandum of understanding issued after the meeting, the political parties declared “full support” for the above changes and commitment to ensure their affirmative votes in the Parliament “to pass the constitutional amendments”.

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