Bulgaria’s 2013 elections: Provisional results after 99.3% of ballots processed

Written by on May 13, 2013 in Bulgaria - No comments

With 99.3 per cent of ballots processed, the Central Election Commission said on May 13 that Boiko Borissov’s GERB party had 30.7 per cent, the Bulgarian Socialist Party-led Coalition for Bulgaria 27.6 per cent, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) 10.5 per cent and Volen Siderov’s ultra-nationalists Ataka 7.4 per cent.

Of the 38 parties and seven coalitions that stood in the elections, these are the four elected to the 42nd National Assembly.

The final results, including the number of seats won by each of the four, would be announced no later than May 16, the Central Electoral Commission’s spokesperson Bisser Troyanov said.

The names of the MPs in the 240-seat legislature would be announced within seven days of the end of the election day, allowing those candidates who stood for election in more than one electoral district to choose which one they would represent in the next Parliament.

The breakdown, by electoral district, of the election results is as follows (only the results of the four parties and coalitions that passed the nationwide four-per cent threshold are included):

Blagoevgrad: GERB – 32.1 per cent, BSP – 21.6 per cent, MRF – 12.8 per cent, Ataka – 7.6 per cent
Bourgas: GERB – 33.9 per cent, BSP – 23.2 per cent, MRF – 11.6 per cent, Ataka – 4.0 per cent
Varna: GERB – 34.6 per cent, BSP – 23 per cent, Ataka – 9.4 per cent, MRF – 6.7 per cent
Veliko Turnovo: BSP – 32.4 per cent, GERB – 27.9 per cent, Ataka – 8.4 per cent, MRF – 6.3 per cent
Vidin: BSP – 39.9 per cent, GERB – 27.7 per cent, Ataka – 7.7 per cent, MRF – 1.1 per cent
Vratsa: BSP – 32.3 per cent, GERB – 25.9 per cent, MRF – 9.0 per cent, Ataka – 8.6 per cent
Gabrovo: GERB – 37.2 per cent, BSP – 26.7 per cent, Ataka – 8.6 per cent, MRF – 5.1 per cent
Dobrich: GERB – 29.7 per cent, BSP – 27.2 per cent, MRF – 12.3 per cent, Ataka 7.1 per cent
Kurdjali: MRF – 59.8 per cent, GERB – 16.4 per cent, BSP – 11.2 per cent, Ataka – 1.7 per cent
Kyustendil: BSP – 33.2 per cent, GERB – 29.5 per cent, Ataka – 11 per cent, MRF – 0.7 per cent
Lovech: BSP – 31.1 per cent, GERB – 29.9 per cent, Ataka – 7.3 per cent, MRF – 7.2 per cent
Montana: BSP – 32.1 per cent, GERB – 27.4 per cent, Ataka – 11.4 per cent, MRF – 3.5 per cent
Pazardjik: GERB – 29 per cent, BSP – 27.7 per cent, MRF – 14.3 per cent, Ataka – 11.1 per cent
Pernik: BSP – 32.6 per cent, GERB – 31 per cent, Ataka – 11 per cent, MRF – 0.8 per cent
Pleven: BSP – 32.7 per cent, GERB – 26.7 per cent, Ataka – 9.0 per cent, MRF – 7.3 per cent
Plovdiv city: GERB – 38.3 per cent, BSP – 25.5 per cent, Ataka – 8.2 per cent, MRF – 3.8 per cent
Plovdiv region: GERB – 32 per cent, BSP – 30.7 per cent, MRF – 9.7 per cent, Ataka – 7.7 per cent
Razgrad: MRF – 46.6 per cent, GERB – 17.1 per cent, BSP – 16.1 per cent, Ataka – 3.4 per cent
Rousse: GERB – 29.9 per cent, BSP – 25.3 per cent, MRF – 10 per cent, Ataka – 8.7 per cent
Silistra: MRF – 27.9 per cent, GERB – 26.2 per cent, BSP – 22.6 per cent, Ataka – 4.3 per cent
Sliven: GERB – 32.3 per cent, BSP – 29.9 per cent, Ataka – 8.3 per cent, MRF – 7.2 per cent
Smolyan: BSP – 30.7 per cent, GERB – 27.2 per cent, MRF – 17.5 per cent, Ataka – 2.4 per cent
Sofia, electoral district 23: GERB – 34.1 per cent, BSP – 27 per cent, Ataka – 5.8 per cent, MRF – 0.5 per cent
Sofia, electoral district 24: GERB – 35.6 per cent, BSP – 25.9 per cent, Ataka – 6.9 per cent, MRF – 0.6 per cent
Sofia, electoral district 25: GERB – 36.7 per cent, BSP – 29.1 per cent, Ataka – 7.8 per cent, MRF – 0.8 per cent
Sofia region: GERB – 32.3 per cent, BSP – 30.7 per cent, Ataka – 8.6 per cent, MRF – 2.8 per cent
Stara Zagora: BSP – 31.2 per cent, GERB – 29.9 per cent, MRF – 8.1 per cent, Ataka – 7.9 per cent
Turgovishte: MRF – 35 per cent, BSP – 21.7 per cent, GERB – 17.6 per cent, Ataka – 4.5 per cent
Haskovo: GERB – 29 per cent, BSP – 28.3 per cent, MRF – 15 per cent, Ataka – 7.2 per cent
Shoumen: MRF – 28.6 per cent, GERB – 24.5 per cent, BSP – 22.1 per cent, Ataka – 6.0 per cent
Yambol: BSP – 35.1 per cent, GERB – 31.1 per cent, Ataka – 7.1 per cent, MRF – 2.9 per cent
Votes outside Bulgaria (77.1 per cent of ballots processed): MRF – 41.3 per cent, GERB – 24.5 per cent, BSP – 5.9 per cent, Ataka – 3.3 per cent

Preliminary results for Bulgaria’s 2013 parliamentary elections. Districts won by GERB are in blue, BSP in red, MRF in purple.

(Top photo, preparations for Election Day in Sofia on May 12. Photo: Neil Simon via oscepa/flickr.com)

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