Bulgaria’s Central Election Commission (CEC) summed up the final results of the July 11 snap parliamentary elections, declaring that There Is Such a People party has secured victory, the CEC announced on Thursday on its official website, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the final data, some 24.08% of citizens (657,824 people) cast their votes for the There Is Such a People party, delegating 65 deputies to the country’s National Assembly (unicameral parliament). The Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party in a coalition with the Union of Democratic Forces, which was supported by 23.51% of voters (642,165), came in second. This coalition is going to receive 63 seats. The Bulgarian Socialist Party is in the third place with 13.39% of ballots (365,695), so it will garner 36 seats. The Democratic Bulgaria party got 12.64% of the vote (345,329), having also received 36 seats. The Movement for Rights and Freedoms party gained 10.71% of the vote (292,439) and 29 seats. The Civic Platform ‘Stand Up! Mafia, Get Out!’ won 5.01% of ballots (136,879) and 13 seats in the parliament.