Jan. 27, 2013 Held



Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,405,463
Valid Votes:1,385,283
Invalid Votes:20,180

Referendum Vote Share




Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Whether or not to build a new nuclear power plant in the country.

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. ***

*** 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 provisions in the Referendum:

  • For the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

Electoral Requirements

  • At least 4,345,450 Bulgarian voters must vote for the result to be binding.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,265,115 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 6,950,900 (January 2013 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,732,553 (2013)

·         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: 1,089,767 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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