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Article 346
 

(1) The Central Election Commission shall build a database by means of computer processing of the tally sheets of the section election commissions within Bulgaria, the machine voting data and the scanned copies of the tally sheets of the section election commissions abroad.


(2) The data from the tally sheets of the section election commissions referred to in Paragraph (1) shall be re-entered at the Central Election Commission. A computer comparison shall be performed between the data from the tally sheets of the section election commissions and the machine voting data as entered at the constituency election commissions and at the Central Election Commission, and the differences shall be printed out.


(3) The scanned copies of the tally sheets showing the results of the voting abroad as received shall be entered and re-entered at the Central Election Commission. The votes received for the separate candidate lists shall be added to the votes received for the respective list within Bulgaria.


(4) If there are differences, as well as upon detection of apparent errors of fact, the Central Election Commission shall pronounce by a decision on the final numerical data on each of the cases and shall update the database.


(5) The election results shall be determined according to the updated database.


(6) Where the differences or the errors referred to in Paragraph (4) are of a nature to alter the election result, the Central Election Commission shall communicate the said differences or errors to the candidates, parties, coalitions and nomination committees concerned.


(7) The bulletin of the Central Election Commission shall be published according to the updated database.


(8) The updated database of the Central Election Commission shall be made available on a machine-readable data medium to the President of the Republic, to the Chairperson of the National Assembly, to the Council of Ministers, to the parties, coalitions and nomination committees which have registered candidates, to sociological agencies, to libraries, to universities, to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and to other organisations.


(9) The database referred to in Paragraph (8) may not be modified without permission of the Central Election Commission.