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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bulgarian Election Polls Close at 8pm EET

As the title says, the election ends at 8 pm, and I will try and publish the exit polls immediately afterwards.

Latest is that GERB is leading by around 4% from the BSP between 4-8 parties will be in the new parliament.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Bulgarian Elections Latest Polls

Gallup International: Five+One Party Could Enter Parliament - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

GERB, BSP, DPS (Turks), United Patriots (nationalists) and Volya (Mareshki's party).Reform Bloc (RB) at the threshold. Totally unstable future. Sunday is polling day.

On the basis of these figures, GERB should return, just, as the head of a multi-party coalition.


LATEST RESULTS AT NEARLY 99% COUNTED:


GERB – 32.66%

BSP – 27.19%
United Patriots – NFSB, Ataka, VMRO – 8.99%
DPS – 9.07%
Volya – 4.15%


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Anger over corrupt politicians could open door to Bulgaria's Trump | Reuters

Anger over corrupt politicians could open door to Bulgaria's Trump | Reuters:

I think the main problem is not Mr Mareshki (pictured), but an array of nationalist parties that will probably do well.Already vigilantes are operating on the Turkish and Greek borders, and nationalism is on the rise.

The polls put the governing centre-right GERB party and the left-leaning BSP at neck and neck with a host of small parties competing to get over the percentage threshold to get MP's. All this instability could have been avoided if they had implemented first past the post electoral reform, but too many vested interests at play.

Increased Migrant Pressure from Bulgaria, Macedonia on Serbia - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Tuesday, 14 March 2017