ElectionGudie

July 5, 2009 Held

4,345,450
Voted
Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)

Results

59%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,345,450
Valid Votes:4,226,194
Invalid Votes:119,256

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria 116 - 1,678,641

39.72%

Coalition for Bulgaria 40 - 748,147

17.70%

Movement for Rights and Freedoms 38 - 610,521

14.45%

National Union Attack 21 - 395,733

9.36%

Blue Coalition 15 - 285,662

6.76%

Order, Lawfulness, Justice 10 - 174,582

4.13%

Lider - - 137,795

3.26%

National Movement for Stability and Progress - - 127,470

3.02%

The Greens - - 21,841

0.52%

For the Homeland - - 11,524

0.27%

Bulgarian Left Coalition - - 8,762

0.21%

Union of the Patriotic Forces "Defense" - - 6,368

0.15%

Social Democrats - - 5,004

0.12%

Bulgarian National Union – New Democracy - - 3,813

0.09%

The Other Bulgaria - - 3,455

0.08%

Party of the Liberal Alternative and Peace - - 2,828

0.07%

Union of the Bulgarian Patriots - - 2,175

0.05%

National Movement for the Salvation of the Fatherland - - 1,874

0.04%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 240 seats in the National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Georgi PARVANOV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sergei Dmitrievich STANISHEV
  • 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), 209 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 31 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 31 multi-member districts in the list tier. There is a national threshold of 4 percent. Each MMD is also a single-member district in the nominal tier. Each voter gets two votes. Candidates in the list tier may stand in a maximum of two districts. Candidates in the nominal tier may stand in one district only.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters

  • Population: 7,444,443 (2009)
  • Registered voters: 7,129,965 (2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,819,867 (2009)

·         Is Bulgaria a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Bulgaria ratified CEDAW: Yes (8 February 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes 

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 50 (following the 2009 election)

·         Human Development Index Position: 59 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Bulgaria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007)

·         Has Bulgaria ratified CRPD: Yes (22 March 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,116,666 (est.)