MEP Nacho Sanchez Amor: Electoral system is a domestic issue and a sovereign decision of your country and your institutions

Electoral system is a domestic issue and a sovereign decision of your country and your institutions, - MEP Nacho Sanchez Amor told reporters.

According to him, there is a trend towards a more proportional system elsewhere in the world, but every country has to decide when to carry out the change.

“The electoral system in the country is not part of the commitments of your country towards the European Union. This is a domestic issue. There are different electoral systems in Europe, more majoritarian, more proportional and this is up to you. It's a completely domestic question. We, Euronest, have to deliver with things related with our common goals. This is not on the agenda of the Euronest conference. But of course, because we are politicians, we are very interested in what happened and we appreciate the efforts of the EU ambassador and the talks that are currently ongoing.

Generally, there is a trend towards a more proportional system elsewhere in the world, especially because in the ex-Soviet area very strong presidents undermine the role of the parliaments. For that reason, there is a trend elsewhere in the world to go to the parliamentary system and to go to the more proportional system, but every country has to decide when to carry out the change, and I know very well that you decide to go to a parliamentary proportional system in 2024. But this is the content of that talks that are going to be facilitated by European Union, and we are following very closely. But anyways, it's a sovereign decision of your country and your institutions”, the MEP said.

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