IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement
|IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement
ВМРО – Българско Национално Движение
|Headquarters||5th Pirotska Str, Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Youth wing||National Youth Committee of IMRO|
|Politics of Bulgaria
The IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement or IMRO - BNM (Bulgarian: ВМРО – Българско Национално Движение, VMRO – Bulgarsko Natsionalno Dvizhenie) is the oldest nationalist political party in Bulgaria. The abbreviation IMRO references the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, a historic Bulgarian-established revolutionary political organization in the Macedonia and Thrace regions founded in the late 19th century. By its establishment in 1991 the name of the organization was IMRO-Union of Macedonian Assotiations. At the Fourth Congress in 1997, IMRO-UMA dropped the addition UMA. Initially it was not involved in Bulgarian politics but after 1994, it became politically active and entered the Bulgarian parliament. Renamed IMRO-Bulgarian National Movement in 1998, the organization was gradually transformed into a right-wing populist political party in the 2000s. It is known also as a nationalist party which opposes to minority rights, as a pro-Greater Bulgaria oriented and anti-Macedonist. The IMRO describes itself as a conservative and patriotic party based on modern nationalism. Its defines it as a "pan-Bulgarian national movement" aiming at "spiritual unity of the Bulgarian nation".
- Official website (Bulgarian)
- "ATAKA and IMRO Stage a Rally in Pazardjik". StandartNews.com. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 27 Feb 2013.
- "Two New Coalitions May Enter Bulgarian Parliament". StandartNews.com. 2013-01-25. Retrieved 27 Feb 2013.
- "Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO)". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 27 Feb 2013.
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- Ръководни и контролни органи на ВМРО - Българско национално движение, избрани на V редовен конгрес (28 октомври 2012).
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