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Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

7,476,000 12

Population (as of Jan. 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

6,931,855 47.61%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 9, 2014)

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 3,501,269 6,931,855 50.51%

Voter Turnout