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Stoycho Stoychev: One kind of voting technology will produce a certain kind of favorite, another kind of technology will produce a different favorite

Associate Professor Stoycho Stoychev
Photo: Silvia Velikova

"One kind of voting technology will produce a certain kind of favorite. Another kind of technology will produce a different favorite. Machine voting strengthened the parliamentary representation of parties that are less visible. However, this will change with the amendments to the Electoral Code", political scientist Stoycho Stoychev said for the BNR.

He referred to the fact that 3-3.5 million voters usually go to the polling stations, while 2.6 million people exercised their right to vote during the last elections, when they could only vote with voting machines. "Technology has prevented people wishing to vote with paper ballots from casting their ballot", Associate Professor Stoychev said and expressed expectation that these people will return to the polling stations during the early elections in April. 

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