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Bulgaria Takes Step Towards Mandatory Voting in Elections

Bulgaria's parliament paved the way for the introduction of compulsory voting in elections on Thursday, passing a draft bill to amend the electoral code at its first reading. The center-right government believes making it mandatory for Bulgarians to vote will curb electoral fraud and boost the legitimacy of the Balkan country's political institutions. European Union member Bulgaria has had five governments in less than three years. The last national election in 2014 saw the...

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