Former President Parvanov to Found ABV as Party

Politics » DOMESTIC | June 28, 2014, Saturday // 10:55
Bulgaria: Former President Parvanov to Found ABV as Party President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov is due to found the Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) party on his birthday on Saturday.

ABV has grown out of his movement with the same name, which Parvanov, also a former socialist party (BSP) leader, has headed for years and which surprisingly chose to run at European Parliament elections separately from BSP this year.

Despite its low performance at the EU vote, with slightly over 4% of ballots cast in its favour, some polls say it could make its way into the Bulgarian Parliament in early elections this autumn, as it could pass the four-percent threshold.

Parvanov, who was expelled from the BSP this spring alongside other key party members that had joined his movement, announced his intentions to turn ABV into a party just a day after the EU elections.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Georgi Parvanov, ABV, BSP, European Parliament elections, EU vote
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria