Hungarys ruling coalition drafts new electoral law.

By bne IntelliNews September 19, 2012
Hungarys ruling coalition Fidesz-KDNP has submitted to the national assembly a proposal for new electoral procedures, MTI news agency reported. Under the proposal, pre-registration of voting-age nationals will be possible until 15 days before a given election, and registration will be valid for three elections - general, local and EU elections. A candidate will be able to register for future elections if he fails to do so for the first election. Another amendment will enable the parliament to send seven delegate members to the National Elections Committee for a 9-year term. The authorities also plan to establish the National Elections Centre, which will function as an autonomous body within the public administration system. It will be in charge of making arrangements for and facilitating the election process. The draft bill also simplifies rules on the candidates nominations, replacing the current system of collecting nomination slips from voters with a collection of signatures.

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