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Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

7,476,000 12

Population (as of Jan. 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

47.32%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Assembly Narodno Sabranie Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rosen PLEVNELIEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Plamen ORESHARSKI
  • Assembly: Bulgaria has a unicameral National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) with 240 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) 240 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Bulgaria is divided into 31 multi-member districts, with each district having between 4 and 16 representatives based on population. Political parties and coalitions must receive at least 4 percent of valid votes at the national level to receive a seat.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 2001-06-17 - 6,916,151 -
President 2001-11-11 2,845,500 6,868,371 41.43%
President 2001-11-18 3,784,033 6,868,371 55.09%
National Assembly 2005-06-25 3,747,793 6,720,941 55.76%
President 2006-10-22 2,856,734 6,477,126 44.1%
President 2006-10-29 2,757,441 6,469,224 42.62%
National Assembly 2009-07-05 4,345,450 7,129,965 60.95%
President 2011-10-23 3,593,886 6,873,589 52.29%
President 2011-10-30 3,334,169 6,910,491 48.25%
Referendum 2013-01-27 1,405,463 6,950,900 20.22%
National Assembly 2013-05-12 3,631,792 6,919,260 52.49%
National Assembly 2014-10-05 - - -

Voter Turnout