Syroyid: Electoral threshold lowering will allow new political forces to enter the parliament

According to the Deputy Speaker of the parliament Oksana Syroyid, the adoption of the Electoral Code depends on the results of the second round of presidential elections:

“If Poroshenko does not remain in office for another term, we will really get a chance to adopt the Electoral Code or the electoral law on a proportional basis. And this is very good”.

Syroyid does not exclude the possibility of lowering the electoral threshold for parties in parliamentary elections.

“I understand that in order for the majority of deputies of the current parliament to be interested in supporting this bill, there will be a requirement to lower the electoral threshold. Today it is 5%. I see no problem in reducing this threshold, for example, to 3%. Because it will enable new political forces to enter the parliament.”

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