Election winner in Bulgaria announced

Election winner in Bulgaria announced


Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, won the general election in Bulgaria, according to the exit poll.

The voting process ended in the election held to determine the members of the 240-seat parliament for the new term.

According to the ballot box exit poll of “Alpha Research”, published by the Bulgarian National Television (BNT), 7 political parties and coalitions have passed the 4 per cent threshold.

According to the survey results, Borisov’s GERB party received 25.7 percent of the vote, while the main opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) became the second party with 17.6 percent of the vote.

Leading the showman Slavi Trifonov, “There is Such a People” (ITN), 15.5 percent of the votes, and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), whose members are mostly Turks, received 11 percent.

Right-wing Democratic Bulgaria (WB) received 10.4 percent of the votes, while “Stand up! Magandalar Out!” The coalition named, won 4.2 per cent of the vote and qualified to enter parliament.

The racist and ultra-nationalist Internal Macedonian-Edirne Revolutionary Organization (VMRO), led by Krasimir Karaka├žanov, who is the Minister of Defense in the Borisov government, was the last party to enter the parliament with 4 percent of the votes.

A total of 6 thousand 895 candidates from 30 political parties and coalitions competed in the election where 6 million 355 thousand 633 registered voters were registered.


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