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Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

7,144,653 16

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

6,810,341 49.25%

Registered Voters (as of March 27, 2017)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Bulgarian National Assembly Narodno Sabranie Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rosen PLEVNELIEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Boyko BORISSOV
  • 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
Bulgarian National Assembly 2001-06-17 4,607,769 6,845,875 67.31%
President 2001-11-11 2,845,500 6,868,371 41.43%
President 2001-11-18 3,784,033 6,868,371 55.09%
Bulgarian 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%
Bulgarian 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%
Bulgarian National Assembly 2013-05-12 3,631,792 6,919,260 52.49%
Bulgarian National Assembly 2014-10-05 3,501,269 6,931,855 50.51%
President 2016-11-06 3,824,647 - -
Referendum 2016-11-06 3,488,605 - -
President 2016-11-13 3,500,398 6,860,588 -
Bulgarian National Assembly 2017-03-26 2,910,654 6,810,341 -

Voter Turnout