European elections 2014: Borissov’s GERB scores clear win, partial results show

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on European elections 2014: Borissov’s GERB scores clear win, partial results show

Boiko Borissov’s opposition centre-right party GERB will win the most votes in Bulgaria’s May 25 European Parliament elections, the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said on May 26, with 97.5 per cent of the ballots counted.

GERB received 30.5 per cent of the votes. The two parties in the ruling axis, the socialists (BSP) and the predominantly ethnic Turk Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) were next, with 19 per cent and 17.1 per cent, respectively.

The partial results show an even more decisive victory for GERB than the one predicted by exit-polls after voting closed, as BSP performed worse and GERB and MRF both did better.

Nikolai Barekov’s Bulgaria Without Censorship (BWC) received 10.6 per cent of the votes and the centre-right Reformist Bloc had 6.4 per cent. Former president Georgi Purvanov’s ABC, which drew away some of the BSP’s votes, was top among the parties that failed to clear the 5.88 per cent threshold with four per cent of the vote.

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Preliminary results for Bulgaria’s 2014 European Parliament elections. Districts won by GERB are in blue, BSP in red, MRF in purple. For comparison to the 2013 parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, click here.

Preliminary results for Bulgaria’s 2014 European Parliament elections. Districts won by GERB are in blue, BSP in red, MRF in purple. For comparison to the 2013 parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, click here.

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