Voting has ended in Bulgaria’s fifth parliamentary election in the past two years.
According to the first unofficial results after the polls closed, at least 5 political forces will participate in the 49th parliament, with 240 members.
according to the distribution of votes, No political force will be able to form a government on its own.. Both sides will have to go to negotiations for the alliance.
According to a Gallup International poll, the right-wing, pro-EU, pro-NATO Alliance, Continue Change and Bulgarian Democracy (PP-DB), with 25.3 percent of the vote, had the chance to get the largest number of deputies in parliament.
Citizens for European Development in Bulgaria (GERB), led by one of the former prime ministers, Boyko Borisov, came in second, with 24.7 percent of the vote.
The Central Election Commission (ZEC) will announce the final results of the elections, which had a turnout of around 40 percent, on April 7.
It is expected that the voices coming from abroad will greatly affect the results.
The big success of the HÖH party
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (HÖH), which received 13.1 percent of the vote in the election, is expected to be the third or fourth party in parliament.
Accordingly, the MRF, which is supported by Turkish and Muslim voters in Bulgaria, is expected to have 38 deputies in parliament. The party had a group of 36 in the previous parliament.
The populist, pro-Russian party Vizrajdan, which has been excluded by all political circles in Bulgaria, will also receive 14.2 percent of the vote and take its place in Parliament. Vizrajdan received 10 percent of the votes in the previous elections. This party, which insists on Bulgaria’s exit from NATO and the European Union as soon as possible, is not expected to establish dialogue with other parliamentarians.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party will join parliament after receiving 9.9 percent of the vote.
Populist showman Slavi Trifonov, like the People’s Var (ITN) party, had 4 percent.
In the past two years, the country has been ruled by provisional governments appointed by President Romain Radev, due to the failure of 4 short-lived parliaments to form a government.
Radev said he would announce the opening date of the new parliament as soon as possible.
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