International Observers of Bulgaria’s Elections 2021 Gave Press Conference

Politics » ELECTIONS | April 6, 2021, Tuesday // 08:57
Bulgaria: International Observers of Bulgaria’s Elections 2021 Gave Press Conference

On Monday, a press conference by international observers of Bulgaria's 45th National Assembly elections was held at the Hilton Hotel in the capital. The use of state resources by the ruling GERB party in the election campaign and limited media coverage of all candidates are some of the conclusions made by international observers of the parliamentary vote on Sunday, Bulgarian National Radio reported.

Observers have expressed concern that senior government officials received coverage based on their position, even though they were part of election lists, Corien Jonker, head of the Limited Election Observation Mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, said.

Observers also noted that discriminatory comments were made against minorities and the LGBT community during the campaign. "At the same time, the social and financial dependence of some groups has made them vulnerable to intimidation and vote-buying schemes that have been reported to our observers," Jonker was quoted as saying by mediapool.bg./BTA

 

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

Elections » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, elections, international observers
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) 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." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) 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