With just more than 25 per cent of votes counted, it appeared that there would be eight parties in Bulgaria’s 43rd National Assembly, elected on October 5.
The Central Election Commission said that by that stage, Boiko Borissov’s GERB had 33.56 per cent and the Bulgarian Socialist Party 16.03 per cent.
The others over the four per cent threshold for seats in Parliament were:
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms, 11.47 per cent.
The Reformist Bloc, 8.73 per cent.
The Patriotic Front, 7.53 per cent.
Bulgaria Without Censorship, 5.99 per cent.
Ataka, 4.98 per cent.
ABC, 4.68 per cent.
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