Multiple identities…

In his weekly column "Max's Column" for TBmagazine, Maxim Behar talks about the difficulties and changes in the Bulgarian economy and business and the only force that counts - experience.

There's a piece of great absurdity in Bulgarian electoral legislation, which, after nearly 35 years of Bulgaria wandering through the mazes of democracy, is now time to be resolved. And that, of course, is the possibility for a candidate in the elections to have multiple entries for positions in power - leading the list for the Bulgarian parliament in Lovech, for example, at the same time being second in the same list in Smolyan, and third in Pazardzhik. On top of all that, they are also a candidate for the European Parliament… Well, they're expected to get elected for a position somewhere, and from the other places, of course, they will resign.


There's no greater insult to the Bulgarian voter than this "loophole," or rather, a wide-open gap in the law! Certainly, this is one of the reasons, but only one of many, for the alarmingly low voter turnout in Bulgaria in recent years. Only when our politicians stop seeing us, the voters, as a trampoline to their family prosperity and instead stand before us solely and only as candidates from one place, then… well, perhaps they would put a little more effort into working for the nation.

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