December 2nd, 2019
A total of 25 political parties, movements and coalitions intend to run in the 2020 general election, the Interior Ministry's press department told TASR on Monday. This number of parties submitted draft slates to the ministry before the deadline of midnight on Dec. 1. The State Commission for Elections and Supervising the Financing of Political Parties will meet on Friday. It will examine the draft slates and decide whether to register them. It will also draw the numbers under which individual parties will run in the general election. Along with submitting their draft slates, political parties had to pay an election deposit amounting to 17,000 euros. This will only be returned to parties that receive at least 2 percent of votes in the election.