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Election News from April 1, 2011

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Setting the date of the local elections and amending the Election Code

On March 31, the Parliament adopted the decision on setting the date of general local elections to be held on June 5, 2011. The decision was adopted upon the initiative of the Liberal Party, whose leader conditioned to vote the 2011 State Budget Law in the final reading by setting the date of local elections.

On April 1, the members of Parliament voted in two readings amendments to the Election Code required to conduct general local elections. These amendments refer to several main aspects:

MPs from the opposition (PCRM) criticized the sudden decision of the parliamentary majority to set the election date and to amend the Election Code, saying that there are amendments made post-factum, after announcing the election date.