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Austrian SORA Confirms Bulgarian Exit Polls Results

Politics

Turkish PM Erdogan Congratulates Bulgaria's Borisov over Election 'Victory'
EPP Say 'Congratulation, Borisov' over Election Victory
Bulgaria's Socialists Gear for Strongest Parliament Group in 19 Y
Bulgaria's Next Cabinet to Be Formed by Socialist Party - Expert
Bulgaria Elections: 51% Turnout, 24% of Valid Votes Go to Bin
9 Out-of-Parliament Parties to Get Subsidy after Bulgaria Vote
Bulgaria's GERB Grab 14 Election Districts, Socialists - 12
Bulgaria's Election Authority to Reveal Snap Vote End Results by May 16
Caretaker PM: 'No Moral Virgins' Entered Bulgaria's New Parliament
Bulgaria’s Meglena Kuneva Calls It Quits after Election Defeat
Bulgarian PM: Post Election Riots Were 'Success'
EC Awaits Official Results to Comment on Bulgaria's General Elections
Leader of Historic Bulgarian Rightists Resigns over Election Failure
Sofia Mayor: People Voted for Stability in General Election
Bulgarian Socialists to Seek Broad Coalition Govt
Latest Count Gives GERB 3.7% Lead over Bulgarian Socialists
Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Opened 331 Case Files for Election Breaches
Ethnic Turkish Party Wins 40% of Bulgaria's Overseas Vote
Bulgarian Ex-PM Quits Party Leadership in Wake of Election Failure
9 Parties Win State Subsidies in Bulgaria's General Elections
GERB to Have 12-Seat Edge over Bulgarian Socialists - Expert
2 Senior Members of Bulgarian Right-Wing Party Resign over Election Results
113 000 Bulgarians Vote Abroad for Parliament
Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Demands Expert Govt
Bulgarian GERB Official Hints of Staying in Opposition
Bulgarian Left-Wing PM Hopeful: GERB Left Catastrophic Legacy!
Deputy Chair of Bulgarian Right-Wing Party Resigns in Election Aftermath
4 Parties to Enter Bulgaria's 42 Parliament after 69.4% Vote Count
Bulgarian Ultranationalist Leader Worried by Parliament Stalemate
Bulgaria’s Ethic Turkish Leader: We Are Secular Party
Austrian Parallel Count Site in Bulgaria's Vote Hacked
Bulgaria’s Socialist Leader: GERB is Over, Will Not Be Back
Bulgaria's GERB to Seek Coalition with Ethnic Turks, Nationalists
Bulgarian Election 'Winners' GERB Run Away from Trad Press Event
Unprecedented Chaos Erupts in International Presscenter after Bulgaria Vote

Sports

Fans, Tweeter Users Condemn 'Chelsea to Win, Petrov to Die' Message

Views on BG

Coalition Worries Face Bulgaria's Tarnished Centre-Right GERB Party
WSJ: GERB Gets First Shot at Forming Govt, Nationalists Likely Ally*
Bulgarian Elections Result in Uncertainty
Bulgaria Vote Leaves Gerb Short of Majority, Results Show
FT: Potential for Lengthy Instability, New Protests in Bulgaria*
Allegations of Fraud Mar Bulgaria’s Snap Elections
Deadlock Feared after Bulgaria Vote

Novinite Insider

Responsible Politicians? Anyone?

Business

Austrian SORA Confirms Bulgarian Exit Polls Results

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 was able to announce its flash results after its site was hacked.

Business | May 13, 2013, Monday // 01:37

Politics

Turkish PM Erdogan Congratulates Bulgaria's Borisov over Election 'Victory'

Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated ex Bulgarian PM and GERB party leader Boyko Borisov over GERB's Sunday election victory, in the first international reaction to the vote, according to a GERB release.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:37

EPP Say 'Congratulation, Borisov' over Election Victory

European People's Party president Wilfried Martens and EP group chair Joseph Daul have sent a joint letter congratulating Bulgarian GERB party leader Boyko Borisov for the party's success in Bulgaria's Sunday early elections.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2013, Monday // 16:42

Bulgaria's Socialists Gear for Strongest Parliament Group in 19 Y

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is expected to have its largest parliamentary group since 1994, according to preliminary results from Bulgaria's Sunday early elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 20:22

Bulgaria's Next Cabinet to Be Formed by Socialist Party - Expert

Bulgaria’s opposition Socialists will take on the task to form a coalition, since the formerly ruling party GERB, which got a slight lead in the early elections on Sunday, is unable to do so, an expert argues.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 20:05

Bulgaria Elections: 51% Turnout, 24% of Valid Votes Go to Bin

The turnout of Bulgaria's Sunday early parliamentary elections is estimated at 51.33%, according to official preliminary results by the Central Electoral Commission.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 19:29

9 Out-of-Parliament Parties to Get Subsidy after Bulgaria Vote

9 of the parties who scored lower than the 4% election hurdle in Bulgaria's Sunday snap elections have qualified to receive a state party subsidy, according to preliminary results from the vote.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 18:34

Bulgaria's GERB Grab 14 Election Districts, Socialists - 12

Bulgaria's former ruling GERB party and the Bulgarian Socialist Party have won Sunday's early general elections in, respectively, 14 and 12 of Bulgaria's 31 election districts, according to preliminary data by election authorities.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 17:40

Bulgaria's Election Authority to Reveal Snap Vote End Results by May 16

The end results of Bulgaria's Sunday early general elections will be published by Thursday at the latests, stated Bulgarian Central Electoral Commission spokesman Biser Troyanov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 16:53

Caretaker PM: 'No Moral Virgins' Entered Bulgaria's New Parliament

Bulgaria's caretaker PM Marin Raykov has used a curious expression to stress that parties that entered Bulgaria's Parliament after Sunday's snap vote will have a hard time winning public trust.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 15:48

Bulgaria’s Meglena Kuneva Calls It Quits after Election Defeat

Meglena Kuneva, leader of "Bulgaria for Citizens Movement" , announced her resignation on Monday, a day after the early general election, where her party failed to pass the 4% threshold and enter parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 15:44

Bulgarian PM: Post Election Riots Were 'Success'

The caretaker Bulgarian cabinet has immaculately prepared an carried out early general elections that took place Sunday, according to Bulgaria's PM Marin Raykov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 15:38

EC Awaits Official Results to Comment on Bulgaria's General Elections

Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, Spokesperson for the European Commission, has rejected to comment on the May 12 elections in Bulgaria until the official results are clear.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 15:16

Leader of Historic Bulgarian Rightists Resigns over Election Failure

Emil Kabaivanov, leader of the rightist Union of Democratic Forces, has officially announced his intention to resign after the party's catastrophic showing at Sunday's general elections in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 14:51

Sofia Mayor: People Voted for Stability in General Election

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has welcomed the preliminary results of Bulgaria’s May 12 general election in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 14:47

Bulgarian Socialists to Seek Broad Coalition Govt

Petar Mutafchiev from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has suggested that the best scenario for Bulgaria after the May 12 general elections is a broad coalition government

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 14:02

Latest Count Gives GERB 3.7% Lead over Bulgarian Socialists

The center-right GERB party of former PM Boyko Borisov has won 30.71% of the vote, Bulgaria’s Central Electoral Committee has announced.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 13:45

Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Opened 331 Case Files for Election Breaches

Bulgaria's prosecuting authority initiated 331 case files for breach of political rights in connection with the May 12 general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 13:29

Ethnic Turkish Party Wins 40% of Bulgaria's Overseas Vote

According to preliminary results of the May 12 general elections, with 55.95% of the total of protocols of overseas polling stations processed, 41.30% of Bulgarians abroad voted for the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 12:32

Bulgarian Ex-PM Quits Party Leadership in Wake of Election Failure

Ivan Kostov, a former Bulgarian Prime Minister (1997-2001), has announced his decision to resign as leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party following the party’s failure to obtain any seats in Parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 12:28

9 Parties Win State Subsidies in Bulgaria's General Elections

A total of nine parties have won a state subsidy after getting over 1% of the votes at Bulgaria's May 12 general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 11:47

GERB to Have 12-Seat Edge over Bulgarian Socialists - Expert

The center GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, which narrowly won Sunday’s general election in Bulgaria, will have 98 seats in the country’s 240-seat Parliament, according to an expert.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 11:33

2 Senior Members of Bulgarian Right-Wing Party Resign over Election Results

Petar Moskov announced Monday he was resigning from right-wing party Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) after preliminary results of the May 12 elections showed that the party would most likely fail to enter the 42nd Parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 10:48

113 000 Bulgarians Vote Abroad for Parliament

A total of 113 000 Bulgarian citizens have voted abroad in the country’s early general election on Sunday, according to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 10:37

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Demands Expert Govt

Hristo Biserov, Deputy Chair of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party has declared that they will not back a coalition government with the center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 10:07

Bulgarian GERB Official Hints of Staying in Opposition

There will be “nothing dramatic” if Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party fails to form a government and instead ends up in opposition, a key GERB official has stated.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 09:52

Bulgarian Left-Wing PM Hopeful: GERB Left Catastrophic Legacy!

Plmen Oresherski, who has been endorsed for Prime Minister by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, has warned about a “catastrophic legacy” left by the center-right GERB government (2009-2013).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 09:20

Deputy Chair of Bulgarian Right-Wing Party Resigns in Election Aftermath

Radan Kanev has announced plans to resign from the position of Deputy Chair of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party as the formation appears increasingly likely to not enter the 42nd Parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 09:03

4 Parties to Enter Bulgaria's 42 Parliament after 69.4% Vote Count

By 6 am on Monday, a total of 69.38% of the election protocols of Bulgaria's May 12 general elections have been processed.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 08:28

Bulgarian Ultranationalist Leader Worried by Parliament Stalemate

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgarian ultranationalist party Ataka (Attack), has expressed his concerns with the results of Sunday’s general election in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 08:22

Bulgaria’s Ethic Turkish Leader: We Are Secular Party

Our identity was challenged, says Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 02:12

Austrian Parallel Count Site in Bulgaria's Vote Hacked

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 been attacked by hackers.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:44

Bulgaria’s Socialist Leader: GERB is Over, Will Not Be Back

Bulgarian voters said on Sunday no to the status quo and the abusive rule of the center-right GERB party, the Socialist leader said at a press conference shortly after midnight.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:34

Bulgaria's GERB to Seek Coalition with Ethnic Turks, Nationalists

As early as Monday, the center-right GERB party of former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, will start coalition negotiations with the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, and the latter's self-proclaimed archenemies - the fa

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:29

Bulgarian Election 'Winners' GERB Run Away from Trad Press Event

Bulgarian former ruling party GERB, who has won Sunday's snap elections, has issued a statement making clear it will not hold the traditional post-election press conference.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:19

Unprecedented Chaos Erupts in International Presscenter after Bulgaria Vote

Party press conferences have been indefinitely postponed as stray protesters occupied microphones at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia after early general election Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:03

Sports

Fans, Tweeter Users Condemn 'Chelsea to Win, Petrov to Die' Message

Aston Villa fans were enraged by a sick tweet against Stiliyan Petrov which read: “Chelsea to win, Petrov to die”, Birmingham Mail reported.

Sports | May 13, 2013, Monday // 15:32

Views on BG

Coalition Worries Face Bulgaria's Tarnished Centre-Right GERB Party

With nearly all the votes counted, it is clear Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party has won the election – but has not done enough to form a government on its own.

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 19:04

WSJ: GERB Gets First Shot at Forming Govt, Nationalists Likely Ally*

A partial tally of votes cast in Bulgaria's parliamentary elections indicated that the right-wing GERB party could be left struggling to form a credible government after scraping a victory over its three opponents Sunday.

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 15:04

Bulgarian Elections Result in Uncertainty

Former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s centre-right GERB party narrowly won Sunday’s (12 May) snap general elections in Bulgaria, but political turmoil in the country is set to continue, as the tight result will make the formation of a coalition government

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 10:53

Bulgaria Vote Leaves Gerb Short of Majority, Results Show

Bulgaria’s former ruling party, Gerb, fell short of a parliamentary majority in early elections in the European Union’s poorest country.

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 08:34

FT: Potential for Lengthy Instability, New Protests in Bulgaria*

The center-right party of former premier Boiko Borisov had a narrow lead in elections in Bulgaria on Sunday, just three months after his government was toppled by street protests.

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 08:32

Allegations of Fraud Mar Bulgaria’s Snap Elections

Euronews

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:17

Deadlock Feared after Bulgaria Vote

Aljazeera.

Views on BG | May 13, 2013, Monday // 00:08

Novinite Insider

Responsible Politicians? Anyone?

Are there any nationally responsible politicians left in Bulgaria? Over the next few days, we will know the answer to that important question.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 13, 2013, Monday // 14:36
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