When you look at the long trends, you can see a constant erosion of activity in Bulgaria. It jumps only when new political actors appear, gathering hopes. The decline is normal up to a certain point, the point is not to go any lower. Political scientist Parvan Simeonov stated this to BNR.
In his words the electoral legislation in our country is subject to constant changes, constant politicization and constant propaganda of one or another way of voting. According to him, the voter should be left to vote in one way and at the same time start optimizing the vote counting, where the big problem is.
We will all have to get used to the fact that a country with an aging population, with a peripheral economy that allows severe social inequalities and regional differences, cannot produce anything wonderful, let alone elections where vested interests are involved, Parvanov pointed out.
He emphasized that it is the election procedure needs to be changed, but specified that this should not happen abruptly. It needs to be consensual and left for a few years at least so people can get used to it. The electoral procedure should be optimized and not radically changed, the political scientist added.
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