ElectionGudie

Oct. 23, 2011 Held

3,593,886
Voted
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Republic of Bulgaria

Election for President (President)

Results

49%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,593,886
Valid Votes:3,364,078
Invalid Votes:229,808

Candidates:

Rosen PLEVNELIEV1,349,380

40.11

Ivaylo Georgiev KALFIN974,300

28.96

Meglena Shtilianova KUNEVA470,808

14.00

Volen Nikolov SIDEROV122,466

3.64

Rumen HRISTOV65,761

1.95

Atanas SEMOV61,797

1.84

Svetoslav VITKOV54,125

1.61

Krasimir KARAKACHANOV33,236

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Bulgaria

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Georgi PARVANOV
  • 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.
  • The 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 Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

***** The Blue Coalition comprises the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) and Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria (DSB).

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,093,635 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,873,589 (October 2011 )