Bulgaria's Embattled Socialists Would Win Elections Now with 21% - Poll
There is currently a 5% margin between the two major parties in Bulgaria, the ruling left-wing BSP and its arch rival, the center-right, GERB, according to the latest poll.
The poll has been conducted by Sova Haris agency.
If parliamentary elections were to be held now, 21.3% would vote for the ruling, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, 16.3% - for the formerly-ruling, opposition and centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.
The election results mean that the two parties, which are arch rivals in parliament, will have 96 against 74 representative in Bulgaria's 240-seat unicameral parliament.
The recently-founded right-wing Reformist Bloc will be represented by 19 MPs.
According to Sova Haris, a few parties, including the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, the populist movement "Bulgaria without Censorship of controversial former TV journalist Nikolay Barekov, and the extremist, nationalist Ataka are seeing a slight rise in support.
However, according to another recent poll, conducted by "Gallup International" in the period October 31 – November 7, the difference between BSP and GERB was 3.3%.
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Economic growth, higher pensions, tax breaks for lower paid, for sure these will be reflected at the ballot box.
It is great that the government ignores the protests and gets on with the work of government.
Polls like this shows that the government is right and the protestors are wrong.
Ha ha ha ha; Novinite can barely spell or edit, even with spell check on their computers; let alone write coherent news articles without copying from other sources and they still can't spell or use appropriate "English"......So I wouldn't take any notice of these extraordinary conclusions and interpretations by Novinite, of these "Polls" and who they think is leading in the great donkey race of "Bulgarian politics" and reporting like sheep on the payroll on such speculations.