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March 23, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian President Roumen Radev has responded to a call by his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the country to hold fair and transparent elections on March 26 by saying […]

Bulgaria elections 2017: Daily roundup, March 23

March 23, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

With just a day left to campaigning ahead of Bulgaria’s March 26 parliamentary elections, political party leaders were making their final grabs ...

Bulgaria’s 2017 elections: As campaigns end, Borissov’s GERB has very narrow lead over BSP – Alpha Research

March 23, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Boiko Borissov’s GERB has 31.7 per cent support and Kornelia Ninova’s Bulgarian Socialist Party 29.1 per cent, according to the results of ...

Bulgaria elections 2017: Passport or ID card gets voters free bus rides from Turkey to Kurdzhali – report

March 23, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

More than 20 buses arrived from Turkey in a single day in the southern Bulgarian town of Kurdzhali, with passengers travelling free provided that they ...

  • Bulgaria caretaker PM: No law to stop ‘electoral tourism’
    March 22, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov said on March 22 that current Bulgarian law does not allow limiting “electoral tourism” – the bussing-in of Bulgarian voters from Turkey to cast ballots […]

  • Bulgaria elections 2017: Daily roundup, March 22
    March 22, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    With four days to go to Bulgaria’s March 26 parliamentary elections, the first announcements began coming out about various parties’ campaign-closing events. One paid publication, for instance, said that the […]

  • Bulgaria elections 2017: Daily roundup, March 21
    March 21, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    With five days to go to Bulgaria’s March 2017 parliamentary elections, Turkey and the two Bulgarian political parties with close ties to electorates in that country continued to be the […]

  • Bulgaria elections 2017: Daily roundup, March 20
    March 20, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Monday March 20, the beginning of the final week of the election campaign ahead of Bulgaria’s early parliamentary elections, was marked as World Happiness Day. Considering that one of the […]

  • Bulgaria elections 2017: The week that was, March 19
    March 19, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    With one week to go to Bulgaria’s March 26 2017 early parliamentary elections, party political platform issues were largely swept to the sidelines as the controversy over Turkish interference in […]