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The National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) has 240 members, elected for a four-year term by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies with a 4% threshold. Bulgaria has a multi-party system, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each to form governments.
Bulgaria Presidential Elections Result (Round 1 and Round 2)
Presidential elections are being held in Bulgaria on 6 November 2016,alongside a referendum on changes to the electoral system and political party funding.
Bulgarian presidential election, 2016 – Wikipedia
|Candidate||Party||First round||Second round|
|Krasimir Karakachanov||United Patriots||573,016||14.97|
|Traycho Traykov||Reformist Bloc||224,734||5.87|
|Ivailo Kalfin||Alternative for Bulgarian Revival||125,531||3.28|
Bulgaria Elections Live Voting 2016
- Voters in Bulgaria Voting to elect a new president from among 21 candidates.
- Polling stations opened on November 6 with the latest election surveys showing no candidate likely to win the 50 percent required to win.
- Preliminary results expected shortly after voting, with final results to be announced on November 8.
- The runoff, on Nov 13, is expected to be a close race, with Opinion Polls predicting a win for Radev.
- Leading candidate is parliament speaker Tsetska Tsacheva GERB party of PM Boiko Borisov.
- 6.83 million Bulgarians are eligible to vote, with nearly 12 500 polling stations opened up.
- Voting begins at 07:00 local time (EET) and continues until 20:00, to be extended by 21:00
- Borisov said he will step down if Tsacheva loses the first round.
About Bulgaria Election 2016
Bulgaria’s 2016 presidential elections: Voters to have ‘I don’t support anyone’ optionRecord 23 candidates in Bulgaria’s November 2016 presidential elections
- Official campaigning in Bulgaria’s November 2016 presidential elections got underway on the weekend of October 9 and 10, with major parties and coalitions staking their bids for the candidates to be the country’s next head of state.
Bulgaria Election Schedule Dates 2016
- Presidential elections will be held in Bulgaria on 6 November 2016.
- The President of Bulgaria is elected using the two-round system.
Bulgarian Election Facts 2016
- Number of presidential candidates (each with a vice-presidential candidate): 21. Voters also have the option of voting for “I don’t support anyone”.
- Number of presidential candidates who formerly worked for State Security in the communist era: 3.
- Questions in the referendum: Apart from the one about compulsory votings, the other two are about introducing a majoritarian system in electing MPs, and about cutting state subsidies for parties to one lev for each vote in the most recent parliamentary election.
- Number of voters: In the presidential election, 6 834 278, and in the national referendum, 6 832 288, according to the Central Election Commission.
- Number of polling stations: In Bulgaria, 12 418. Outside Bulgaria, 325, in a total of 71 countries.
- Voting hours: Polls open at 7am close at 8pm. Outside the country, the equivalent local times apply. Local election officials may allow those still queuing at the time polls close, to proceed to vote.
- Number of times Bulgaria’s Electoral Code has been amended by Parliament since 2010: 11.
- The President’s term of office: Five years. Whoever is elected in November 2016 will take office in January 2017. Bulgaria’s constitution specifies a two-term limit for the President.
- Eligibility to vote: All citizens aged 18 years or older on election day have the right to vote, except those serving a prison sentence, regardless of the severity of the crime.
- Voting: Apart from traditional ballot paper voting, voting machines will be available at about 500 polling stations.
- Police on duty: An additional 20 000 police are being drafted for duty on election day.
- Number of polling agencies registered to conduct a parallel count: Five.
- Budget for the 2016 presidential elections and national referendum: 47.08 million leva. Last-minute changes to the Electoral Code added 250 000 leva in expenses, according to the Central Election Commission.
- Interior Ministry hotline to report breaches of electoral law: (02) 982 2232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulgaria Presidential Election Results 2011
|Candidate||Party||First round||Second round|
|Ivaylo Kalfin||Bulgarian Socialist Party||9,74,300||28.96||15,31,193||47.42|
|Meglena Kuneva||Initiative committee||4,70,808||14|
|Stefan Solakov||National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria||84,205||2.5|
|Rumen Hristov||Union of Democratic Forces||65,761||1.95|
|Atanas Semov||Order Law and Justice||61,797||1.84|
|Svetoslav Vitkov||Initiative committee||54,125||1.61|
|Sali Ibrayim||National Movement Unity||41,837||1.24|
|Krasimir Karakachanov||IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement||33,236||0.99|
|Aleksey Petrov||Initiative committee||31,613||0.94|
|Maria Kapon||United People's Party||30,665||0.91|
|Nikolay Nenchev||Bulgarian Agrarian National Union||9,827||0.29|
|Pavel Chernev||Party for the People of the Nation||8,081||0.24|
|Ventsislav Yosifov||Initiative committee||7,021||0.21|
|Dimitar Kutsarov||Initiative committee||6,989||0.21|
|Andrey Chorbanov||Bulgarian Democratic Unity||6,340||0.19|
|Nikolay Vasilev||Initiative committee||5,633||0.17|
|Total valid votes||33,64,084||100||32,29,329||100|
|Source: Electoral Commission of Bulgaria|
Bulgaria Parliamentary Candidates 2016
The incumbent President, Rosen Plevneliev, announced in May 2016 that he would not be running for re-election.
|Presidential candidate||Vice presidential running-mate||Party|
|George Ganchev||Kolyo Paramov||Christian Social Union|
|Krasimir Karakachanov||Yavor Notev||United Patriots|
|Rumen Radev||Iliana Yotova||Independentsupported by Bulgarian Socialist Party|
|Tatyana Doncheva||Mincho Spasov||Movement 21|
|National Movement for Stability and Progress|
|Traicho Traikov||Sabi Subev||Reformist Bloc|
|Velizar Enchev||Bilyana Grancharova||Movement for Radical Change Bulgarian Spring|
|Dimitar Marinov (aka Mityo Pishtova)||Radoslav Petrov(Rado Shisharkata)||Bulgarian National Unification|
|Vladimir Kuzov||Borislav Noev||Independent|
|Kamen Popov||Georgi Nedelchev||Independent|
|Svetoslav Vitkov||Ivan Velkov||People's Voice|
|Nikolay Banev||Vladimir Bereanu||Independent|
|Ivaylo Kalfin||–||Alternative for Bulgarian Revival|
|George's Day Movement|
The following are nominated by parties, coalitions or initiative committees without representation in Parliament:
Record 23 candidates in Bulgaria’s November 2016 presidential elections
Svetoslav Vitkov and Ivan Velkov (initiative committee)
Vesselin Mareshki and Petar Petrov (initiative committee)
Velizar Enchev and Bilyana Gruncharova (Movement for Radical Change Bulgarian Spring, political party)
Plamen Oresharski and Danail Papazov (standing as independents)
George Ganchev and Kolyo Paramov (Christian Democratic Union)
Diana Dimitrova and Gabriel Gerassimov (standing as independents)
Bisser “The Stain” Milanov and Krassimir Nastev (standing as independents)
Vladimir Kuzov and Borisslav Noev (standing as independents)
Alexander Tomov and Radoslav Radoslavov (Bulgarian Social Democrats – Euroleft, political party)
Yordanka Koleva and Vesselin Hristov (initiative committee)
Tatyana Doncheva and Mincho Spassov (Movement 21 – NMSP, political election coalition)
Gospodin Tonchev and Andrei Andreev (Bulgarian Democratic Union, political party)
Kamen Popov and Georgi Nedelchev (standing as independents)
Roumen Gulbinov and Veska Voleva (initiative committee)
Kemal Ramadan and Momchil Dobrev (Balkan Democratic League, political party)
Plamen Paskov and Svetozar Suev (standing as independents)
Dimitar “Mityo Pishtova” Marinov and Radoslav “Rado Shisharkata” Petrov (Bulgarian National Union, political party)
Nikolai Banev and Sali Ibryam (standing as independents)
Bulgaria Parliamentary Election Results 2014
|BSP – Left Bulgaria||505527||15.4||39||–45|
|Movement for Rights and Freedoms||487134||14.84||38||2|
|Bulgaria without Censorship||186938||5.69||15||New|
|Alternative for Bulgarian Revival||136223||4.15||11||New|