Threshold for passing to the National Assembly reduced for parties, increased for blocs

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YEREVAN, MAY 7, ARMENPRESS. The National Assembly of Armenia adopted at the second reading the package of bills on electoral code amendments. ARMENPRESS reports the package was adopted unanimously – 81 MPS voting in favor.

The package envisages reduction of the threshold for passing to the parliament for parties from 5% to 4%, while increasing that for blocs of parties – 8% for blocs comprised of up to 3 parties and 10% for blocs comprised of over 4 parties.

The Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR have expressed a positive opinion of the bill on amendments to the Electoral Code and the package of bills attached to it.

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