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Bulgaria's Electoral Commission Refuses Comment on Seizure of Fake Ballots

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) refused to comment on the overnight raid at a Kostinbroad-based printing house which resulted in the seizure of 350 000 ballots.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 18:08 | Viewed: 2732

Sofia City Prosecutor's Office Confirms Proceedings over Seized Ballots

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has opened pre-trial proceedings after an operation at a printing house based in Kostinbrod resulted in the seizure of 350 000 ballots.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 17:35 | Viewed: 1649

Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Opens Pre-Trial Proceedings over Fake Ballots

According to unconfirmed reports of private TV station TV7, Bulgaria's prosecuting authority has opened pre-trial proceedings into an election fraud case.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 16:45 | Viewed: 5015

Bulgarian 'FBI' Seizes 350 000 Fake Ballots from Printing House near Sofia

Officers of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) seized 35 000 fake ballots from a printing house in the western town of Kostinbrod one day ahead of the May 12 parliamentary elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 16:02 | Viewed: 2654

Strong Police Presence Planned for Bulgaria's Election Day

A large number of employees of the Interior Ministry – close to fifteen thousand are assigned to secure Sunday, May 12, a normal election process, the Ministry's press center informs.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 14:14 | Viewed: 1035

Bulgaria Declares Day of Reflection in Elections Eve

A day of reflection is held in Bulgaria Saturday in the eve of the May 12 early general elections when campaigning under any form is banned.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 09:58 | Viewed: 1139

Elections 2013: What Parties Promised Bulgarian Voters

What have the ten top parties promised disgruntled Bulgarian voters before the crucial general elections on May12? We analyzed their platforms to find out what they said about major issues.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 23:09 | Viewed: 5950

Plevneliev Urges Bulgarians to Be Active Citizens by Voting on May 12

President Rosen Plevneliev has addressed the nation, urging Bulgarians to vote at the parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 21:22 | Viewed: 1186

Bulgarian Party Leader to Appeal Fine for Campaigning in Turkish

Lyutvi Mestan, Chair of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), has vowed to appeal the fine he was imposed by the local election administration in Sliven for addressing his constituents in Turkish.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 20:32 | Viewed: 1004

Bulgarian Party Leader Fined for Campaigning in Turkish

Local election authorities have slapped a fine on Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, for addressing his constituents in Turkish.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 16:12 | Viewed: 1175

Bulgarian Ex-PM: Djokovic Swears More Than Me, I Hope They Didn't Bug Him

In an apparent attempt to play down the significance of a scandalous secretly taped recording that recently leaked in Bulgarian media, Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has made a peculiar parallel between himself and tennis star Novak Djokov

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1427

Latest Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 9% Edge over Socialists

In the May 12 snap general elections, 34% of voters will cast a ballot for the formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, according to the latest poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1505

Bulgaria Faces More Turmoil as Top Rivals Run Neck-and-Neck - Pollster

Bulgaria’s elections set for Sunday could lead to more political turmoil, turning into just the prelude to another early vote, a pollster has predicted.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1242

Bulgarian Turkish Leader Calls for Return of Democracy Ahead of Vote

Bulgaria would either return to democracy or continue sliding into authoritarianism at the general elections on Sunday, according to Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1168

Bulgaria's Borisov Ready to Be in Opposition

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister and leader of the formerly-ruling center-right GERB party, Boyko Borisov, declared just two days ahead of the key general elections in the country that he was ready to be in opposition.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:48 | Viewed: 1157

Bulgaria Rightist Ex-PM Kostov: May 12 Vote Spells Borisov’s Death

The 'watergate' scandal has dealt a deadly blow to former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, spelling the end of his political career, argues rightist party chair Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:46 | Viewed: 974

Bulgaria Socialist Leader Gives up MP Wannabe Immunity Voluntarily

Bulgaria’s Socialist leader Sergey Stanishev announced he is ready to sign a declaration saying he would give up voluntarily his immunity as candidate for member of parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:05 | Viewed: 1127

Bulgaria Socialists Draw Level with GERB before Sunday Vote - Poll

Bulgaria's Socialists have closed the gap with the center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, according to an opinion poll, released just two days before the crucial general elections on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1011

Bulgaria's Campaigning Ends ahead of Sunday Election

Campaigning in Bulgaria ahead of Sunday’s early general election has ended, with candidates holding final rallies.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 07:57 | Viewed: 942

Poll Predicts 55% Turnout in Bulgaria Vote

A voter turnout of about 55% is to be expected in the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria on Sunday, according to the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NCIOM).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 19:59 | Viewed: 886

4 Parties to Enter Bulgaria's Next Parliament - Poll

At least four political parties will surely have lawmakers in Bulgaria’s next Parliament, according to a poll conducted by Alpha Research.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1245
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