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The Minister of Justice: Changes in the Electoral Code are wrong and harmful

Krum Zarkov
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"The changes to the Electoral Code voted on second reading by the National Assembly's legal committee are probably not unconstitutional, but they are wrong and harmful," the interim Justice Minister Krum Zarkov said at a briefing. The Minister presented the proposals of his team concerning the status of the Prosecutor General. He added that a mixed machine and ballot paper voting guarantees a disaster of the electoral process. This has been proven over the years, Krum Zarkov noted. 

Otherwise, the Minister of Justice proposed that the Prosecutor General be elected, dismissed or removed by plenary of the SJC by 13 votes and not by 17 votes, as has been the case so far. An investigation mechanism is also provided for the actions of the Attorney General. The proposed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and the Judiciary Act are in line with the recommendations of the Venice Commission. 

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