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Hello, could I get some knowledgeable folks to take a look at the discussion at Talk:Bulgars? There is a user who is requesting some text be added stating that the article is about the Turkic theory of origin, and that said theory is disputed. I am not by any stretch of the imagination a subject matter expert in this field, and only became involved to assist with editing hatnotes on the article. Thanks, —KuyaBriBriTalk 21:17, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

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Help needed[edit]

Does anyone have time to help in taking WP:Naming conventions (Cyrillic) from current draft to RfC for adoption as a guideline? In ictu oculi (talk) 06:33, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Electoral system[edit]

Could anyone confirm the electoral system currently used in Bulgaria. There seems to be confusion over whether the single-member constituencies still exist, or whether all seats are elected by proportional representation. The IPU claims the former, whilst the IFES claims both... Cheers, Number 57 08:22, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

All seats are elected by proportional representation. They tested out a mixed electoral system in the 2009 elections when 31 of the seats were elected from single-member constituencies. The next elections (2013) did not feature any form of majority vote. However, there is a motion to once again amend the Electoral Code in the near future. --Laveol T 11:19, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Number 57 19:33, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
The article: Elections in Bulgaria has now been updated. I noticed how badly outdated it was! There is still some more work to do here. Kndimov (talk) 14:10, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

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1894 elections[edit]

According to The Times, the "Unionists" won 27 seats in the 1894 elections. The only "Unionists" I can find that existed during this period were the Bulgarian Social Democratic Union. However, that party merged into the Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party before the elections were held, so I'm not sure if they still existed. Were the Times referring to the BRSDP or to another group? Cheers, Number 57 19:59, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I was trying to dig up something on this the past couple of days. Unfortunately, there seems to be no data on said elections, available online that is. You're right that the Social Democratic Union members were called "Unionists". And again, they did indeed merge into BRSDP, together with the other socialist party of the time. The resulting Union got two MPs (Yanko Sakazov and Nikola Gabrovski) in the next parliament, at least that is what every single Bulgarian source I go to claimed. The Bulgarian Socialist Democratic Party website claims the same. Bulgarian sources also suggest that just 149 MPs were elected. Could it be that the NY Times is wrong?--Laveol T 22:47, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying - I was away on holiday. Erm, no idea if the Times were wrong, but they are generally a fairly reliable source. I've checked again and that is definitely the figure (27 seats). It also mentions that they were an opposition party. Number 57 18:53, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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{{Countries bordering the Black Sea}}[edit]

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Bulgaria example missing from Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Cyrillic)[edit]

I wonder if someone could please provide a suitable example of a notable/stable article lead for WP:BULGARIANNAMES. The Kazakh example is Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Russian example Vladimir Putin, the Serbian example Ivo Andrić. Thanks in advance. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:14, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Well I went ahead and added Boris Christoff. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:52, 4 September 2013 (UTC)


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Proposed deletion of Plaza West (Sofia)[edit]

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English exonyms for place names[edit]

English_exonyms#Bulgaria. Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:21, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

WW1 Reparations[edit]

Hi, I am working on the World War I reparations article. I am currently expanding the information on the Bulgarian reparation demands and payments. Thus far, I have established the following:

1 - Treaty of Neuilly established that Bulgaria had to pay 2.250 billion Gold francs in reparations.(Treaty of Neuilly, Article 121)
2 - In 1923, the Bulgarian reparation sum was "revised downwards" to 550 million gold francs "plus a lump sum payment of 25 million francs for occupation costs".(Marks, Myths of Reparations, pp. 234-5)
3 - Between the treaty signing and April 1922, 173 million gold francs were paid (1)
4 - Between 1925 and 1929, Bulgaria paid a further 41 million gold francs, before reparations were abandoned at the Lausanne conference of 1932.(2)

Can anyone provide additional information (including sources)? Such as:

1 - Do the above figures represent total Bulgarian reparation payment, and if not what was it?
2 - Did an event, such as the Dawes Plan for example, occur to revise down the Bulgarian reparation payments?

Thanks for any help provided.EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:56, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

RM notification for Dobre Dobrev[edit]

If this project is inactive, I may be talking to an empty room, but if anyone sees this, your participation at Talk:Dobre Dobrev#Requested move, dealing with the relative notability of a Christian beggar and a footballer, would be appreciated. --BDD (talk) 21:38, 27 December 2013 (UTC)