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Business

Bogus Bookies Deliver Verdict on Bulgaria’s Elections

Politics

Austrian Parallel Count Site in Bulgaria's Vote Crashes
Parallel Vote Count Confirms Bulgarian Exit Polls Data
Over 0.1 M Bulgarians Vote Abroad for Parliament
Top Bulgarian Nationalist Rules Out Coalition with GERB
Exit Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 2.8% Win over Socialists
Protesters Clash with Police in Sofia after Bulgaria Elections
Ousted GERB Back in Bulgaria's Parliament with 97 MPs, Socialists - 85 - Exit Poll
Exit Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 7% Win over Socialists
Bulgarian Socialists Claim 'Moral Victory' in Snap Elections
Bulgaria's GERB ahead of Socialists with 5.2% - Exit Poll
Only 4 Parties Enter Bulgaria's Next Parliament - Exit Poll
Bulgaria Ex Top Cop: GERB Ready to Rule Bulgaria Again
Protesters Swiftly Gather Following Snap Elections in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Ousted GERB Defeat Socialists 30.3%:27% - Exit Poll
Bulgaria's GERB Prevails against Socialists with 4% - Exit Poll
Former Rulers Grab Bulgarian Snap Elections - Exit Poll
Over 200 Election Violation Signals in Bulgaria - Rights NGO
Km-long Line Reported at Bulgarian Voting Poll in London
Greens Triumph on Bulgarian Parliament Vote in Tokyo
Bulgaria Socialists Slam Caretaker Govt over 'Dirty Deal with GERB'
Turnout Rockets to 40% at Bulgaria's Crucial Elections
Bulgarian Authorities: No Violations Mar Parliament Elections
Bulgarian Ex-PM Stages Brazen Violation of Election Law
Bulgaria Ex-PM Borisov on Election Day: Prosecution Plays 'Vile'
Bulgarian TV Fined for Breaking Election Campaign Ban
Weathermen, Bookies Spell Hot Close Race in Bulgaria's Election
Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader: I Voted for National Interests
Prosecutors Confirm Massive Voting Fraud Attempt in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Left-Wing Leader: I Voted for My Children's Future
Bulgarian Caretaker PM Scolds Opposition, Vows Fair Vote
Bogus Weather Reports, Match Results, Comics Beat Exit-Poll Ban in Bulgaria
Bulgaria Vote Marked by Relatively High Turnout
Bulgarian President Reiterates Call for High Voter Turnout
Bulgaria's Surviving Self-Immolator: I Have No One to Vote for
Kuneva on Election Day: Show Your Love for Bulgaria!
Bulgarian Electoral Body Seeks to Assuage Voting Fraud Fears
Election Day Opens Calmly in Bulgaria – Authorities
Bulgaria Bans Sales of Alcohol on Election Day
Bulgarians Head to Polls amid Fears of Massive Voting Fraud
Bulgarians Vote in Crucial Early Elections, Deadlock Feared

Society

Security Upped at Depeche Mode Election Day Show in Sofia
Illegal Construction on Black Sea Archaeology Site Hides behind Bulgarian Elections

Views on BG

BBC: Bulgaria Elections Head for Tight Finish
BBC: Bulgarians Vote at Tight Elections*
Buying an Election, Bulgarian Style
Bulgarian Parties Trade Accusations Over Ballots
Bulgaria: Polls Open in Parliamentary Election
Snap Election Unlikely to Ease Growing Despair in Bulgaria

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria after Vote: Bleak Outlook or Dead End

Business

Bogus Bookies Deliver Verdict on Bulgaria’s Elections

As Bulgaria got halfway through its early general elections, a news site published bogus horse race bookies’ forecast to pass on runners' likely standings.

Business | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 13:32

Politics

Austrian Parallel Count Site in Bulgaria's Vote Crashes

The official site of the Austrian company SORA - Institute for Social Research and Consulting, which is doing a parallel vote count in Bulgaria's May 12 early general elections has crashed.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 23:46

Parallel Vote Count Confirms Bulgarian Exit Polls Data

After half of the ballot protocols in, the parallel vote count has confirmed in general the results of the exit polls in Bulgaria's early general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 23:11

Over 0.1 M Bulgarians Vote Abroad for Parliament

107,799 Bulgarian citizens have voted abroad by 10 pm Sunday, as voters go to the polling stations on snap parliamentary elections, said the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 22:40

Top Bulgarian Nationalist Rules Out Coalition with GERB

The far-right nationalist Ataka (Attack) party will not support the centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, says Ataka leader Volen Siderov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 22:23

Exit Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 2.8% Win over Socialists

The center-right GERB party of former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, won by a 2.8% margin most votes in Bulgaria's general elections, tallying 30.5 % against the Socialists with 27.7%, according to an exit poll of the Mediana polling agency.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 21:58

Protesters Clash with Police in Sofia after Bulgaria Elections

Some of the handful of protesters assembled downtown in Bulgarian capital Sofia following snap general elections Sunday have clashed with police.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 21:37

Ousted GERB Back in Bulgaria's Parliament with 97 MPs, Socialists - 85 - Exit Poll

The recently ousted GERB party holds a slight lead over the opposition Socialists with 30.3% of the votes, but far below 43% needed to hold parliamentary majority, according to an exit poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 21:30

Exit Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 7% Win over Socialists

The center-right GERB party of former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, won by a full 7% margin most votes in Bulgaria's general elections, tallying 34 % against the Socialists with 26%, according to an exit poll of the National Center for the Stud

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 21:26

Bulgarian Socialists Claim 'Moral Victory' in Snap Elections

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is the moral and political winner from Sunday's early parliamentary elections, said top Socialist MP candidate Maya Manolova.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 21:24

Bulgaria's GERB ahead of Socialists with 5.2% - Exit Poll

Four Bulgarian parties will certainly make their way to Bulgaria's 42nd General Assembly, according to an exit poll of the Institute for Social Studies and Marketing, MBMD.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:50

Only 4 Parties Enter Bulgaria's Next Parliament - Exit Poll

Four political parties will surely have lawmakers in Bulgaria’s next Parliament, according to an exit poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:42

Bulgaria Ex Top Cop: GERB Ready to Rule Bulgaria Again

Bulgaria's former ruling GERB party is ready for for a new cabinet proposal, stated GERB campaign manager and vice-chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov, following the outcome of Sunday general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:40

Protesters Swiftly Gather Following Snap Elections in Bulgaria

Protesters have started to gather in Bulgarian capital Sofia soon after voting ended at 8 pm Sunday in Bulgaria's snap parliamentary vote.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:17

Bulgaria's Ousted GERB Defeat Socialists 30.3%:27% - Exit Poll

Bulgaria's center-right GERB party, which was forced to resign under public pressure in February, took a slight lead over the Socialists in the crucial early general elections, an exit polls say.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:11

Bulgaria's GERB Prevails against Socialists with 4% - Exit Poll

The center-right GERB party of former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, won by a 4 percentage points margin most votes in Bulgaria's general elections, tallying 31.1 % against the Socialists on 27.1%, an exit poll shows.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:06

Former Rulers Grab Bulgarian Snap Elections - Exit Poll

Former ruling party GERB has won Sunday's snap elections in Bulgaria with some 5-6 percentage points difference over main rivals Bulgarian Socialist Party, according to first exit polls.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 20:01

Over 200 Election Violation Signals in Bulgaria - Rights NGO

Some 216 signals for violations have been registered by the Transparency without Borders association during Sunday's snap general elections of Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 19:44

Km-long Line Reported at Bulgarian Voting Poll in London

A line, over one kilometer long, has formed Sunday in London at the voting section for Bulgaria's early general elections, according to outraged Bulgarian expats.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 19:15

Greens Triumph on Bulgarian Parliament Vote in Tokyo

The small Bulgarian Greens party has come out winning the vote in Tokyo, the first polling station counted in Bulgaria's Sunday snap general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 19:06

Bulgaria Socialists Slam Caretaker Govt over 'Dirty Deal with GERB'

Bulgaria’s caretaker government has failed to perform its most important task - insure fair early parliamentary elections, the Socialist leader argued on Sunday afternoon.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 19:01

Turnout Rockets to 40% at Bulgaria's Crucial Elections

Turnout has reached some 40% towards the end of Bulgaria's May 12 snap parliamentary voting Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 18:38

Bulgarian Authorities: No Violations Mar Parliament Elections

Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior and Central Electoral Commission have issued statements as saying that no significant violations have been registered Sunday, as Bulgarians vote on snap elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 17:59

Bulgarian Ex-PM Stages Brazen Violation of Election Law

Bulgaria's former PM Boyko Borisov has once again broken a legislative ban on campaigning during election day, upon casting his ballot Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 17:06

Bulgaria Ex-PM Borisov on Election Day: Prosecution Plays 'Vile'

Former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has resumed his anti-institutional rhetoric on election day Sunday, by saying the prosecution has engaged in "a vile insinuation."

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 16:41

Bulgarian TV Fined for Breaking Election Campaign Ban

Bulgarian's election authority has fined private channel TV7 for violating a ban on airing campaign materials in the so-called "reflection day" ahead of general elections going on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 16:23

Weathermen, Bookies Spell Hot Close Race in Bulgaria's Election

As Bulgaria is past halfway through its early general elections, news sites continue to publish weather forecasts and horse race bettings that code runners' likely standings according to exit polls.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 15:56

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader: I Voted for National Interests

Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, cast his ballot in Bulgaria’s key general election on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 14:57

Prosecutors Confirm Massive Voting Fraud Attempt in Bulgaria

Bulgarian prosecutors have confirmed that there was indeed an attempt for large-scale election fraud ahead of the country’s key Parliament vote on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 13:43

Bulgarian Left-Wing Leader: I Voted for My Children's Future

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev cast a ballot in the country’s general election on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 13:05

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Scolds Opposition, Vows Fair Vote

Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has criticized political leaders for “breaking the pre-election silence” ahead of Sunday’s crucial general election in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 12:33

Bogus Weather Reports, Match Results, Comics Beat Exit-Poll Ban in Bulgaria

Bulgarian media beat a ban on the release of intermediate results from voting in the early general elections by using a number of tricks, including bogus weather reports, as cover to pass on runners' likely standings.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 12:08

Bulgaria Vote Marked by Relatively High Turnout

A relatively high voter turnout has been observed so far in Bulgaria’s crucial general election, according to the country’s electoral body.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 11:53

Bulgarian President Reiterates Call for High Voter Turnout

President Rosen Plevneliev has once again urged Bulgarians to vote at the parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 11:25

Bulgaria's Surviving Self-Immolator: I Have No One to Vote for

Dimitar Dimitrov, one of the seven desperate Bulgarians who set themselves ablaze in poverty-stricken Bulgaria, has declared that he would not vote in Sunday’s general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 10:43

Kuneva on Election Day: Show Your Love for Bulgaria!

Bulgaria’s former European Commissioner and current centrist party leader Meglena Kuneva voted in the country’s general elections early on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 10:04

Bulgarian Electoral Body Seeks to Assuage Voting Fraud Fears

Bulgaria’s electoral body has assured citizens that Sunday’s crucial general election in the country will be fair.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 09:33

Election Day Opens Calmly in Bulgaria – Authorities

There have been no major incidents since Election Day officially began in Bulgaria at 7 am on Sunday, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 08:59

Bulgaria Bans Sales of Alcohol on Election Day

The sale and serving of alcoholic beverages has been banned on Election Day in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 07:48

Bulgarians Head to Polls amid Fears of Massive Voting Fraud

Bulgarians head to the polls in a crucial general election on Sunday amid fears that the vote may be rigged on a massive scale.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 07:19

Bulgarians Vote in Crucial Early Elections, Deadlock Feared

Bulgarians go to the polls on 12 May in an early election, four months after mass protests against austerity measures and energy costs forced out the government of the center-right GERB party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 06:14

Society

Security Upped at Depeche Mode Election Day Show in Sofia

The local promoter has announced that adequate security measures have been taken for the famous UK electronic band Depeche Mode concert Sunday in Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 15:31

Illegal Construction on Black Sea Archaeology Site Hides behind Bulgarian Elections

Environmentalists in Bulgaria have alarmed of scandalous illegal construction going on in a protected archaeology site on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast right as Bulgarians go to the polls for parliament Sunday.

Society » Environment | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 17:32

Views on BG

BBC: Bulgaria Elections Head for Tight Finish

Exit polls in Bulgaria's parliamentary elections suggest the centre-right Gerb party of ex-PM Boiko Borisov has a narrow lead over its socialist rivals.

Views on BG | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 22:27

BBC: Bulgarians Vote at Tight Elections*

Bulgarians are voting in parliamentary elections with opinion polls predicting no outright winner, raising fears of a hung parliament.

Views on BG | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 16:33

Buying an Election, Bulgarian Style

In early April, NovaTV broadcasted an investigation into buying of votes in Bulgaria and the schemes that were being prepared ahead of the elections.

Views on BG | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 14:05

Bulgarian Parties Trade Accusations Over Ballots

Bulgarian politicians traded accusations Saturday after authorities here seized hundreds of thousands of allegedly illegally printed ballots on the eve of a hotly contested parliamentary election in the European Union's poorest member.

Views on BG | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 08:22

Bulgaria: Polls Open in Parliamentary Election

Parliamentary elections are due to begin in Bulgaria with opinion polls predicting no outright winner.

Views on BG | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 07:12

Snap Election Unlikely to Ease Growing Despair in Bulgaria

Bulgarians vote in a snap election on Sunday, after mass protests against the poverty and corruption that have driven several people to set themselves on fire in acts of despair.

Views on BG | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 06:40

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria after Vote: Bleak Outlook or Dead End

Only four Bulgarian parties - those which got most discredited over the past decade thanks to corruption and links with the oligarchy - made it to parliament on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 12, 2013, Sunday // 21:58
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