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November 4, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The second round of Bulgaria’s mayoral elections is over, and thus, all of the mayoral elections. In those places where the elections went to a second round, voters had a […]

Shaken? Debatable. Stirred? Perhaps. Bulgarian PM Borissov after the local elections

November 3, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Four years ago around this time, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, leader of his centre-right GERB party, was rampant. GERB had won every major ...

Bulgaria’s 2019 local elections: Notes from week five

November 1, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

To channel Highlander, Sunday is coming – and there can only be one. In Sofia and 18 other cities that are capitals of districts, run-off electi ...

Mayoral candidates in Bulgaria’s large cities pursue endorsements ahead of run-off elections

October 30, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Spare a thought for Mladen Mladenov, Iliya Zyumbilev and Milena Dimitrova. Few else may. In the October 27 mayoral elections in Sofia, Plovdiv and Var ...

  • Bulgaria’s 2019 local elections: Notes from week four
    October 25, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Ataka party leader Volen Siderov, in front of cameras, submitted his resignation from Parliament on Thursday (stifles yawn). Now you know. The Siderov stunt was an attempt to draw attention […]

  • Bulgaria’s 2019 local elections: Notes from week two
    October 11, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Campaigning ahead of Bulgaria’s autumn 2019 mayoral and municipal elections is at its midway point, with two more weeks to go, and the many thousands of candidates are criss-crossing the […]