Blue Coalition

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The Blue Coalition (Bulgarian: Синята коалиция, Sinyata koalitsia) was a center-right electoral alliance in Bulgaria, whose members were the Union of the Democratic Forces (SDS), Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria (DSB) and three smaller parties. The members of the European Parliament elected on the coalition's list sat with the group of the European People's Party.[1]

Members[edit]

2009

Elections results[edit]

  • The October 2011 presidential elections were a disaster for the coalition. Their candidate, Rumen Hristov, secured only 1.95% of the popular vote. Strong rifts emerged in the coalition as the SDS and the DSB failed to reach a consensus on candidates for the municipal elections - also held in October.[5]

Dissolution[edit]

On 15 May 2012 the Union of Democratic Forces National Council voted 49-34 to leave the Blue Coalition and stand alone in the next parliamentary elections. This move came after negotiations between the two major powers of the coalition, SDS and DSB, concluded that the coalition must be dissolved.[6] With the SDS out of the coalition, the DBS decided to run alone, bringing the Blue Coalition to an end.[7] This move worried some as polls suggested neither of the two parties would be capable of crossing the 4% threshold in the upcoming election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Синята коалиция" (in Bulgarian). Дневник. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Разпределение на мандатите" (in Bulgarian). Избори за членове на Европейския парламент от Република България 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Избрани членове на Европейския парламент от Република България" (in Bulgarian). Избори за членове на Европейския парламент от Република България 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Синята коалиция поиска ръчно преброяване" (in Bulgarian). News.bg. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Bulgarian Rightists to Stand Alone in 2013 Elections". Novinite.com. Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bulgarian PM Wishes Success to Split Right Wing". Novinite.com. Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bulgarian Rightists to Stand Alone in 2013 Elections". Novinite.com. Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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