ElectionGudie

May 12, 2013 Held

3,631,792
Voted
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Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (National Assembly)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,631,792
Valid Votes:3,541,745
Invalid Votes:90,047

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria 97 - 1,081,605

30.54%

Bulgarian Socialist Party 84 - 942,541

26.61%

Movement for Rights and Freedoms 36 - 400,466

11.31%

Attack 23 - 258,481

7.30%

The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria - - 131,169

3.70%

Bulgaria for Citizens - - 115,190

3.25%

Order, Law and Justice - - 59,145

1.67%

The Democratic Civil Initiative- Movement for Civic Control - - 15,482

0.44%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 240 seats in the National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie)

Description of government structure:

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

** RAIKOV was appointed by the president to lead a caretaker government when former Prime Minister Boyko BORISOV stepped down in February 2013.

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) / Grazhdani za evropeysko razvitie na Balgariya
    Leader: Boyko BORISOV
    Seats won in this election: 97
    Seats won in last election: 117
  • Party: Bulgarian Socialist Party / Bulgarska sotsialisticheska partiya (BSP)
    Leader: Sergei STANISHEV
    Seats won in this election: 84
    Seats won in last election: 37
  • Party: Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) / Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi
    Leader: Lyutvi MESTAN
    Seats won in this election: 36
    Seats won in last election: 35
  • Party: Attack / Ataka
    Leader: Volen SIDEROV
    Seats won in this election: 23
    Seats won in last election: 21
  • Party: The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria / Natzionalen Front za Spasenie na Bulgaria
    Leader: Valeri SIMEONOV
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Bulgaria for Citizens / Bulgariya na grazhdanite
    Leader: Meglena KUNEVA
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Order, Law and Justice (RZS) / Red, zakonnost i spravedlivost
    Leader: Yane YANEV
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: 10
  • Coalition: The Democratic Civil Initiative- Movement for Civic Control*********
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: N/A

********* This coalition consists of parties that have emerged in response to the early 2013 protests.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,476,000 ( 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,919,260 (April 2013 est.)