Georgia adopts con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments

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Georgia’s par­lia­ment on Mon­day adopted amend­ments to the con­sti­tu­tion to re­form elec­toral laws ahead of a par­lia­men­tary vote in Oc­to­ber.

Op­po­si­tion par­ties have or­ga­nized mass ral­lies de­mand­ing the au­thor­i­ties hold par­lia­ment elec­tions un­der a fully pro­por­tional vot­ing sys­tem.

They claimed the cur­rent vot­ing sys­tem fa­vored the rul­ing Ge­or­gian Dream party, which won 77 per­cent of seats in the 2016 elec­tion, de­spite only re­ceiv­ing 49 per­cent of the pop­u­lar vote.

Par­lia­ment on Mon­day voted 117 to three in fa­vor of the changes that dra­mat­i­cally in­crease the num­ber of law­mak­ers who will be elected un­der party lists.

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