Bulgaria’s Reformist Bloc coalition to register jointly for October 25 municipal elections

The Reformist Bloc, a coalition of five centre-right Bulgarian political parties, has agreed that the parties will register jointly under the bloc’s banner for the country’s October 25 mayoral and municipal elections.

The agreement was reached at a special meeting of leaders of the constituent parties on August 31, after a melodrama over whether there would be such a deal.

According to the most recent more reliable public opinion polls, in the event of national parliamentary elections, the Reformist Bloc would get close to six per cent of the vote.

Founded in December 2013, after the most recent municipal elections in 2011, the bloc participates in Bulgaria’s national coalition government as a minority partner. However, in the municipal and mayoral elections in 2015, it will be fielding its own mayoral candidates in Bulgaria’s major cities – Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas and Rousse.

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