Government approves two variants of required new electoral law

The government has approved two variants of a new electoral law. MPs are required to pass such legislation after the Constitutional Court repealed elements of the current electoral law.

One of the new variants envisages maintaining the current 14 regional constituencies. The second would give voters throughout the country the chance to vote from the same list of candidates, turning the country into one large constituency, the Ministry of the Interior said in a news release.

The minister of the interior, Jan Hamáček, said both versions fulfilled the requirements set out by the Constitutional Court. It will now depend on which one the Chamber of Deputies approves, he said.

Author: Ian Willoughby