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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Bulgaria

· Official EE19 website

https://www.cik.bg/en

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

none

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

17/17

· Current government

GERB (EPP) & United Patriots (ECR) since May 2017


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

yes

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes

· Postal vote

no

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

not fixed

· Day of EE19

Sunday, 26 May

· Opening time of polling stations

06.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

19.00 CET

· Exit polls

19.00 CET (average of 4 exit polls)

· Official announcement of first results

23.00 CET

· Provisional final results expected

not later than 3 days


VOTERS


· Total

6 374 924

· Minimum age

18

· Average age


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

27

· Candidates (total)

318

· Female candidates %

29.55 %

· Legal minimum age

21

· Lead candidates per list or party (affiliation)
(In bold those represented in outgoing ep)

Desislava Petrova Ivancheva– Independent Candidate

Vazrazhdane (Revival) – Tsoncho Ganev

Nikolay Nankov Nenchev - Independent Candidate

VOLT - Nastimir Ananiev

Movement 'Reload Bulgaria' - Dimitar Baykartarov

Patriots for Valeri Simeonov - Valeri Simeonov

GERB (EPP) - Mariya Gabriel

Movement 'Together' - Aleksandar Tomov

BSP for Bulgaria (S&D) - Elena Yoncheva

Way to the Young - Rumen Cholakov

Coalition for Bulgaria - Boyan Duraknev

VAZHOD Coalition - Emil Mechikyan

Democratic Bulgaria – Union (EPP) - Radan Kanev

Volya - the Bulgarian Patriots - Vesselin Mareshki

ATAKA - Georgi Dimov

People's Voice - Veneta Madzihistreli

Party of THE GREENS - Vladimir Nikolov

DOST - Byulent Hasanov

Direct Democracy - Petar Klisanov

DPS (ALDE) - Mustafa Karadayi

Movement 21 - Danail Georgiev

Mincho Hristov Kuminev - Independent Candidate

Vanya Rumenova Grigorova - Independent Candidate

VMRO (ECR)- Angel Dzhambazki

Hristo Simeonov Simeonov - Independent Candidate

Venislava Plamenova Atanasova - Independent Candidate

Bulgarian National Union - Evgeniya Baneva

· MEPs re-running
(in bold lead candidate of list)

Andrey Kovatchev (GERB)

Andrey Novakov (GERB)

Eva Maydell (GERB)

Asim Ademov (GERB)

Emil Radev (GERB)

Sergei Stanishev (BSP for Bulgaria)

Momchil Nekov (BSP for Bulgaria)

Angel Dzhambazki (VMRO)

Iskra Mihaylova (DPS)

Ilhan Kyuchyuk (DPS)

RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

GERB

6

30.4 %

BSP

4

18.93 %

DPS

4

17.27 %

VMRO+BWC

2

10.66 %

RB

1

6.45 %


TURNOUT 2014

35.84 %