Romanian parliament endorses single-ballot majority vote for parliament.

By bne IntelliNews May 23, 2012
Romanian parliament's chamber of deputies has endorsed an amendment to the general electoral law, which allows a single-ballot majority voting system for the election of the MPs, news agency Agerpres reported. Previously, Romania used a partial single-ballot majority voting system - meaning that part of the MP seats were allocated based on the number of votes received by a particular party. The chamber of deputies is the deciding chamber of the parliament and the law now has to be promulgated by the president. The opposition party PDL, which had been in power until last month, announced plans to challenge the new voting system to the constitutional court. But PDL wants the number of MPs to be restricted to 300, and is against the moderation of the single-ballot majority voting system.

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