Ex-EU Commissioner Party: Voters' Lists in Bulgaria Are Fake

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Bulgaria: Ex-EU Commissioner Party: Voters' Lists in Bulgaria Are Fake Photo from the Bulgaria for Citizens press event Sunday. BGNES

The upcoming January 27 referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria will be conducted under heavy discrepancies in the voters' lists that will be abused, according to the new Bulgaria for Citizens party.

At a press event Sunday, representatives of the party reiterated their intention to boycott the referendum, which they see as a preparation for election fraud in upcoming general elections in the summer.

"A cross check of data by the Civic Registry and the National Statistical Institute has shown that voters' lists include as many as 950,000 'dead souls,' or voters who do not reside where they are listed," stated Hristo Angelichin, Bulgaria for Citizens' coordinator in election matters.

The Bulgaria for Citizens party was founded in July 2012 by former Bulgarian EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva.

After her third place in flawed fall 2011 presidential elections, Kuneva has made it a top priority of her organization to expose the corruption of Bulgarian political establishment, including election violations.

Sunday Angelichin gave examples of listing voters who no longer reside in the area, saying that the lists in Kazanlak include 14% more people than the actual number of residents, with that percentage reaching 22% in Dupnitsa.

According to Bulgaria for Citizens activists, those so-called 'dead souls' who will not vote, can be then used for forged voting at parliamentary elections over the summer.

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