European Parliament elections, Bulgaria

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European Parliament elections held in Bulgaria elect the Bulgarian members of the European Parliament. The number of Bulgarian delegates in the European Parliament is 18 out of 754 in total and are 15th by size. The latest elections were in 2009, preceded by the first in 2007 and will be resumed by the third in 2014.

Results[edit]

The Official national results of the election in 2009 are as follows:[1]


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) +/–
Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (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) None 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

According to the official results announced by the Central Electoral Commission the winner of the elections was Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, at weak voter turnout at 37% the following 18 were elected as Bulgrarian Member of the European Parliament:[2]

5 MEPs from Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria that will join European People's Party–European Democrats:

  1. Rumiana Jeleva
  2. Vladimir Urutchev
  3. Iliana Ivanova
  4. Emil Stoyanov
  5. Maria Nedeltcheva

4 MEPs from the Bulgarian Socialist Party that will join Party of European Socialists:

  1. Ivaylo Kalfin
  2. Iliana Yotova
  3. Kristian Vigenin
  4. Evgeni Kirilov

3 MEPs from Movement for Rights and Freedoms that will join Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe:

  1. Filiz Husmenova
  2. Vladko Panayotov
  3. Metin Kazak

2 MEPs from Attack:

  1. Dimitar Stoyanov
  2. Slavcho Binev

2 MEPs from National Movement for Stability and Progress that will join Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe:

  1. Meglena Kuneva
  2. Antonia Parvanova

1 MEP from Union of Democratic Forces that will join European People's Party–European Democrats:

  1. Nadezhda Mihaylova

1 MEP from Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria that will join European People's Party–European Democrats:

  1. Svetoslav Malinov

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