Parallel count: MRF gains European Parliament seat at expense of Bulgarian Socialist Party

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has won only four out of Bulgaria’s 17 MEP seats in the European Parliament, going by the figures released by three polling agencies several hours after voting ended on May 25.

Earlier, the BSP was projected to win five seats, but this was revised down.

The Alpha Research, Sova Harris and Mediana agencies all said that Boiko Borissov’s centre-right GERB had won six seats, the BSP four, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms four, Nikolai Barekov’s Bulgaria Without Censorship two and the centre-right Reformist Bloc one.

According to Alpha Research, GERB won 29.9 per cent, the BSP 19.5 per cent, the MRF 18.2 per cent, BWC 10.8 per cent and the Reformist Bloc 6.3 per cent.

In the 2009 European Parliament elections in Bulgaria, GERB won 24.36 per cent and the BSP 18.5 per cent.

In the 2013 National Assembly elections in Bulgaria, GERB won 30.5 per cent and the BSP 26.6 per cent.

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