Bulgaria (European Parliament constituency)

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Bulgaria
European Parliament constituency
Bulgaria (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
Bulgaria (European Parliament constituency)
Location among the 2014 constituencies
Created 2007
MEP(s) 18 (2007 - 2009)
17 (2009 - 2011)
18 (2011 - 2014)
17 (2014 - present)
Member State Bulgaria
Source(s) [1][2]

In European elections, Bulgaria is a constituency of the European Parliament, represented by seventeen MEPs. It covers the member state of Bulgaria.

Current MEPs[edit]

Further information: MEPs for Bulgaria 2007-2009

As of October 2007

Name National Party EP group
Mariela Velichkova Baeva Movement for Rights and Freedoms ALDE
Slavi Binev Attack ITS
Desislav Chukolov Attack ITS
Filiz Hakaeva Hyusmenova Movement for Rights and Freedoms ALDE
Iliana Malinova Iotova Bulgarian Socialist Party PES
Rumiana Jeleva Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP–ED
Metin Kazak Movement for Rights and Freedoms ALDE
Evgeni Kirilov Bulgarian Socialist Party PES
Marusya Ivanova Lyubcheva Bulgarian Socialist Party PES
Nickolay Mladenov Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP–ED
Vladko Todorov Panayotov Movement for Rights and Freedoms ALDE
Antanas Paparizov Bulgarian Socialist Party PES
Bilyana Ilieva Raeva National Movement for Stability and Progress ALDE
Petya Stavreva Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP–ED
Dimitar Stoyanov Attack ITS
Vladimir Urutchev Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP–ED
Kristian Vigenin Bulgarian Socialist Party PES
Dushana Zdravkova Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP–ED

2007[edit]

The 2007 European election was Bulgaria's first since joining the European Union on 2007-01-01 and was held on 2007-05-20.

The top two parties scored 5 seats each; Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria and Bulgarian Socialist Party, followed by the Movement for Rights and Freedoms with four, Ataka with three, and National Movement Simeon II (NDSV) with one. It was considered likely that the result of the election would cause a major political crisis in Bulgaria, due to the expected weak results of the National Movement.[1]


e • d Summary of the results of Bulgaria's 20 May 2007 election to the European Parliament
20072009 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
GERB EPP 420,001 21.68
5 / 18
Coalition for Bulgaria (KB) PES 414,786 21.41
5 / 18
Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) ELDR 392,650 20.26
4 / 18
Attack NI 275,237 14.20
3 / 18
National Movement Simeon II ELDR 121,398 6.27
1 / 18
Union of Democratic Forces EPP 91,871 4.74 0
Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria EPP 84,350 4.35 0
Coalition of Bulgarian Social Democrats
(Party of Bulgarian Social Democrats, Political Movement "Social Democrats")
None 37,645 1.94 0
Agrarian National Union EPP 29,752 1.54 0
Communist Party None 18,988 0.98 0
Union of Free Democrats None 14,392 0.74 0
Green Party EGP 9,976 0.51 0
Civil Union for New Bulgaria None 9,398 0.49 0
Order, Law and Justice (RZS) None 9,147 0.47 0
Mariya Stoyanova Serkedzhieva (independent) None 5,323 0.27 0
Nikola Petkov Ivanov (independent) None 2,782 0.14 0
Sources: Izbori2007.eu, Europarl

2009[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Bulgaria's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
← 200720092014 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/– Seats (post-Lisbon) +/–
GERB EPP 627,693 24.36 2.68 Increase
5 / 17
0 Steady
5 / 18
0 Steady
Coalition for Bulgaria (KB) PES 476,618 18.50 2.91 Decrease
4 / 17
1 Decrease
4 / 18
0 Steady
Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) ELDR 364,197 14.14 6.12 Decrease
3 / 17
1 Decrease
3 / 18
0 Steady
Attack (PPA) NI 308,052 11.96 2.24 Decrease
2 / 17
1 Decrease
2 / 18
0 Steady
National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) ELDR 205,146 7.96 1.89 Increase
2 / 17
1 Increase
2 / 18
0 Steady
Blue Coalition (SK) EPP 204,817 7.95 1.14 Decrease
1 / 17
1 Increase
2 / 18
1 Increase
Liberal Initiative for Democratic European Development (LIDER) None 146,984 5.70 new
0 / 17
0 Steady
0 / 18
0 Steady
Order, Law and Justice (RZS) None 120,280 4.67 4.20 Increase
0 / 17
0 Steady
0 / 18
0 Steady
IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement (ВМРО) None 57,931 2.25 new
0 / 17
0 Steady
0 / 18
0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 64,716 2.51
0 / 17
0 Steady
0 / 18
0 Steady
Valid votes 2,576,434 99.03
Blank and invalid votes 25,245 0.97
Totals 2,601,679 100.00
17 / 17
1 Decrease
18 / 18
1 Increase
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,684,770 37.49
Source: Bulgarian website

2014[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Bulgaria's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 200920142019 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
GERB EPP Boyko Borisov 680,838 30.40 +6.04
6 / 17
Increase 1
Coalition for Bulgaria (KB) PES Sergei Stanishev 424,037 18.93 +0.43
4 / 17
Steady 0
Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) ALDE Party Lyutvi Mestan 386,725 17.27 +3.13
4 / 17
Increase 1
Bulgaria Without Censorship (BBT) ECR Nikolay Barekov 238,629 10.66 N/A
2 / 17
N/A
Reformist Bloc (RB) EPP Radan Kanev 144,532 6.45 N/A
1 / 17
N/A
Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) Georgi Parvanov 90,061 4.02 N/A
0 / 17
N/A
National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) Valeri Simeonov 68,376 3.05 N/A
0 / 17
N/A
Attack (PPA) Volen Siderov 66,210 2.96 -9.00
0 / 17
Decrease 2
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 140,022 6.26%
0 / 17
Decrease 2
Valid votes 2,239,407 94.8%
Blank and invalid votes 122,536 5.2%
Totals 2,361,943 100.00
17 / 17
1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,533,828 36.15% -1.34
Source:Central Electoral Commission

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