The Central Election Commission celebrated the Global Elections Day today.
An open day for the Bulgarian media was announced on the occasion of GED.
The spokesman of the commission, Ms. Rositsa Mateva, congratulated the Bulgarian voters and all members of election commissions who participated in the organization and conduct of elections, as well as the international partners from ACEEEO (Association of European Election Officials) and pointed out that the Central Election Commission successfully organized and conducted four national elections in just one year.
Global Elections Day (GED) was initiated by the GEO/ACEEEO conference in Hungary in 2005.
The Central Election Commission was among the first ACEEEO members in 1991 and celebrates GED every year.
The ACEEEO brings together election management bodies of over 25 countries and works actively with international election observation organizations, including the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
For the 17th consecutive year, the Central Election Commission together with the Bulgarian media marked the day dedicated to the right to vote, one of the basic democratic rights of citizens enshrined in Art. 1, para. 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria, which decree that all state power derives from the people and is exercised by them directly and through the bodies provided for in this Constitution.