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Nov. 14, 2021 Held

Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,670,923
Valid Votes:2,658,503
Invalid Votes:11,315

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

We Continue the Change (Prodalzhavame promyanata) 67 - 673,170

25.67%

Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria - Union of Democratic Forces (ГЕРБ - Съюз на демократичните сили) 59 - 596,456

22.74%

Movement for Rights and Freedoms 34 - 341,000

13.00%

BSP for Bulgaria (Коалиция за България, Koalitsiya za Bulgaria) 26 - 267,817

10.21%

There Is Such a People (Има такъв народ) 25 - 249,743

9.52%

Democratic Bulgaria (Демократична България) 16 - 166,968

6.37%

Revival (Vazrazhdane) 13 - 127,568

4.86%
Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At Stake in this Election:        

  • 240 seats in the National Assembly of Bulgaria (Народно събрание, Narodno sabranie

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Rumen RADEV (since 22 January 2017) 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Stefan YANEV* (since 12 May 2021) 
  • Assembly: The National Assembly of Bulgaria (Народно събрание, Narodno sabranie) is a unicameral parliament consisting of 240 members. 

*Caretaker Prime Minister Stefan YANEV assumed his position following the resignation of former Prime Minister and GERB Leader Boyko BORISOV in April 2021. [1]

Electoral System: [2]

  • The Bulgarian presidency is determined by a direct popular vote based on a majoritarian two-round system and serves a five-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by the National Assembly. 
  • The National Assembly is a unicameral parliamentary body comprised of 240 seats, which are renewed every four years. Representatives are elected from among 31 multi-member constituencies, with the number of seats per district determined according to population size. While 31 members are elected using a first-past-the-post system, the remaining 209 members are elected via a proportional representation system using closed party lists and the D’Hondt method. Competing parties must surpass a four percent threshold in order to attain parliamentary representation. 

Last Election: 

  • The last National Assembly elections were held on 11 July 2021.* 

*Snap parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria after no party or coalition was able to form a government following regularly held elections in April 2021. [3]

Main Parties in this Election: [4]

  • Party: There is Such a People (ITN) / Има такъв народ 
    • Leader: Slavi TRIFONOV 
    • Seats won in last election: 65 
  • Coalition: Citizens for European Development of BulgariaUnion of Democratic Forces (GERB – SDS) / Граждани за европейско развитие на България - Съюз на демократичните сили  
    • Leader: Boyko BORISOV and Rumen HRISTOV 
    • Seats won in last election: 63 
  • Party: We Continue the Change (PP) / Продължаваме промяната 
    • Leaders: Kiril PETKOV and Asen VASILEV 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Alliance: BSP for Bulgaria or Coalition for Bulgaria / БСП за България 
    • Leader: Korneliya NINOVA
    • Seats won in last election: 36 
  • Party: Democratic Bulgaria (DB) / Демократична България 
    • Leader: Atanas ATANASOV 
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) / Движение за права и свободи 
    • Leader: Mustafa KARADAYI 
    • Seats won in last election: 29 
  • Coalition: Stand Up, BG! We Are Coming! (IBG-NI) / Изправи се.БГ! Ние идваме! 
    • Leader: Maya MANOLOVA 
    • Seats won in last election: 13 

* Stand Up, BG! We Are Coming! renamed their coalition from Stand Up! Mafia, Get Out! on 21 July 2021 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 6,880104 (November 2021 est.) [5]
  • Registered Voters: 6,789,605 [6] 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 3,556,343 [7] 
  • Is Bulgaria a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980) [8] 
  • Has Bulgaria ratified CEDAW: Yes (8 February 1982) [9] 
  • Gender Quota: No legislated or voluntary party quotas [10] 
  • Female Leaders in this election: Yes (Maya MANOLOVA of Stand Up, BG! We Are Coming!) 
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 56 at 0.816 (2020) [11] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low [12] 

Disability Data: 

  • Is Bulgaria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007) [13] 
  • Has Bulgaria ratified CRPD: Yes (22 March 2012) [14] 
  • Population with a disability: 1,078,034 [15] 

 


[1] https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/borissov-resigns-takes-immediate-paid-leave/

[2] https://o.nsd.no/european_election_database/country/bulgaria/electoral_system.html

[3] https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/bulgaria-faces-fresh-elections-socialists-refuse-form-government-2021-05-01/

[4] https://results.cik.bg/pvrns2021/tur1/rezultati/index.html

[5] https://countrymeters.info/en/Bulgaria

[6] https://www.idea.int/data-tools/country-view/62/40

[7] https://countrymeters.info/en/Bulgaria

[8] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

[9] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

[10] https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas/country-view/62/35

[11] http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BGR

[12] https://www.genderindex.org/country-profiles/

[13] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=176&Lang=EN

[14] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=176&Lang=EN

[15] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/jp/all/

Election Modified: Aug 16, 2023

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