Bulgarian Ruling Party Would Lose Elections - Polls

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ruling Party Would Lose Elections - Polls Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov and his GERB party have been found to be losing ground to opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party. Photo by BGNES

For the first time since assuming power in 2009, Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party has dropped second in opinion polls.

GERB would get 19.3% of votes, against 22.5% for the opposition Bulagrian Socialist Party, according to a survey by Mediana Agency published Friday in the Trud daily.

The Socialists have been slowly recovering for a slump in support following their 2005-9 three-way coaliation cabinet, but have now for the first time caught up with GERB.

Bulgaria will hold its next general elections in July 2013.

According to the Mediana opinion survey, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms would get 6.8% of the vote, and the new Bulgaria for Citizens party - 5.9%.

Nationalists Ataka, as well as rightists Democrats for Strong Bulgaria and Union of Democratic forces hover around 1.5%, well below the 4% threshold.

In a separate survey published by the Pressa daily, the Gallup agency has found that BSP and Party of European Socialists leader Sergey Stanishev has also caught up with GERB leader and PM Boyko Borisov in terms of approval rates.

Both leaders have now 29% approval, which is seen as a great losing of ground on the part of Borisov, who has long been seen as a charismatic leader.

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Chushki - 16 Feb 2013 // 15:27:47

You are 100% correct Sveto. What did the Commies and Turks achieve during their last period in power? Nothing! And that was during the biggest post war economic boom in history. All these incompetent thieves did was steal money and resources from Bulgarian people, and award contracts to their friends, family and cronies, until even the EU had enough and froze funding because they were stealing so much.

Sveto - 15 Feb 2013 // 20:49:58

Yep, all Bulgarians should prepare for the "Troina Kolaizia Reloaded" Communists+turks+whitch Kuneva. And let THE REAL LOOTING BEGIN!!! With all the pieces in place the communist gangs will be able to successfully pillage everything and everyone in the country. It will be a sweet&sour picture to observe from the distance! Maybe after that experience my bulgarian compatriots would learn the hard way not to throw stones at the one who dared to actually do something for them. Long live the communist utopia and yes, dumb humans are the only spices in nature to fall twice in the same hole!

SeoKungFu - 15 Feb 2013 // 13:25:46

This is the good news, the bad news is that it took them four years to get to the point of figuring it out, and I mean the part of the nation that elected this crook for a "savior"...

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