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Bulgaria’s New Parliament to Convene by End-May

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has announced that he will call Parliament to convene by end May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 17:48 | Viewed: 1126

Bulgarian Socialists: Illegal Ballots Tip-off from Sources Close to Printing House

Maya Manolova from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has said that she simply fulfilled her civic duty when she submitted the tip-off about the 350 000 illegal ballots to the prosecuting authority.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 17:41 | Viewed: 1666

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks 'Choose Intellect', Side with Socialists

Lyuvi Mestan, leader of Bulgaria’s predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, has declared that his party will cooperate with the Socialist after the May 12 general election.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 16:52 | Viewed: 1324

Bulgaria's Caretaker PM to Interfere in Illegal Ballots Scandal Only if Govt Officials Held Liable

Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has vowed to interfere if the pre-trial proceedings uncover violations concerning the public procurement contract for the printing of the ballots for the May 12 general elections and government officials can

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1187

Bulgarian President Schedules Post-Election Meeting with Parliament Parties

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will meet Friday with representatives of all four parties that made it to Parliament after the May 12 general election.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1011

Bulgarian Nationalists Rule Out Coalition with Ex-Rulers

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka (Attack) will not enter a coalition government with the center-right GERB of former PM Boyko Borisov, Ataka leader Volen Siderov declared on Wednesday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1286

Prosecutors: Illegal Ballots Were Ready for Shipping Ahead of Bulgaria Vote

Bulgarian prosecutors have confirmed that the 350 000 illegal ballots that were seized from a printing house on the eve of Bulgaria’s general election were ready to be dispatched.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1316

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Slams Ex-PM over Illegal Ballot Scandal

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has criticized former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for claiming that prosecutors illegally meddled in the election process.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1647

2 Sentenced for Vote-Buying in Favor of Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party

Two individuals have been sentenced for vote buying in favor of the predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has announced.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1555

Almost 50% of Bulgarians Abroad Voted for Ethnic Turkish Party

A total of 49.15% of all Bulgarian eligible voters living abroad voted for the predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms in Sunday’s general election.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 11:38 | Viewed: 1154

Bulgaria's President Expected to Rush Convening Parliament

Bulgaria’s president is expected to convene the new parliament within less than a month after the names of the MPs are confirmed.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 1139

Bulgaria Final Vote Count: Socialists, Turks Team Hold Slim Lead over GERB, Nationalists

The formerly opposition Socialist and ethnic Turk parties combined have managed to prevail - though very slightly - over the recently ousted centrist GERB and their potential allies - nationalist Ataka, official final results show.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 09:23 | Viewed: 2042

Bulgaria's Prosecutors Deliver Verdict on Fake Ballots Scandal

Bulgarian prosecutor’s office is expected to come up with a statement on Wednesday on the fake ballots scandal that rocked the country just a day before the early general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 15, 2013, Wednesday // 09:02 | Viewed: 1697

SORA's Bulgarian Vote Count: GERB Lead Socialists by 3.43%

There are only small discrepancies between latest results by Austrian institute SORA's parallel count and official data by Bulgaria's election authority regarding Sunday's early general elections in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 20:44 | Viewed: 1417

Bulgarian Socialists Hope for Expert Cabinet with Broad Support

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has reiterated that it will not seek a political coalition, but rather a broadly supported expert cabinet in the wake of Sunday's snap general elections in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 17:57 | Viewed: 1635

Seats in Next Bulgarian Parliament Tied 2:2

The seats in the 42nd Bulgarian General Assembly will, most likely, be divided equally between the Socialists and ethnic Turks on one side, and the centrist GERB and the nationalist Ataka on the other.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 15:45 | Viewed: 3794

Bulgarian Turks Rule Out Coalition with Ex-Rulers, Nationalists

Bulgaria’s predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) will not enter a coalition with either the center-right GERB party or the ultranationalist Ataka (Attack), DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan has declared.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1717

Bulgarian Vote Winner GERB Tightlipped 48 H after Elections

For a second consecutive day, the winner of the May 12 early general elections, the formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, is keeping silent on the results and future plans.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 3411

Abandoned Bag of Ballots Found in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

An abandoned bag containing unused ballot papers was discovered Monday afternoon in Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv on the day after the general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 12:57 | Viewed: 1148

GERB Defiant about Forming Bulgaria's Next Govt

The formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, plans to accept the mandate for appointing a new government and table a minority Cabinet in the Parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1502

Bulgarian Nationalists Demand Rescinding of Vote Results

The nationalist National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, is going to ask for invalidation of the May 12 early general elections as the party is convinced their result was purposely lowered.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 11:46 | Viewed: 4356
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