Ruling team initiates reduction of Majoritarian mandates in parliament
Ruling team initiates reduction of Majoritarian mandates in parliament

The ruling Georgian Dream party suggests maintaining the mixed election system for the 2020 parliamentary polls but the increase of the proportional share by 2/3 and reduction of Majoritarian mandates in the parliament to 50 seats.

Archil Talakvadze, Parliament Speaker said after the fourth round of negotiations held between representatives of the ruling team and the opposition that based on the initiative, the 100 lawmakers in the parliament will be elected through Proportional rule, while 50 – Majoritarian rule,  respectively.

Currently, the seats in the 150-member Georgian parliament are distributed among 77 MPs elected through Proportional rule and 73 – Majoritarian rule.

Representatives of the opposition and public movements have been holding large-scale protests in Tbilisi since November 14 following the parliament’s turning down of constitutional changes regarding transformation onto the proportional system of elections for 2020 parliamentary polls in Georgia.

 

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