Patriotic Front (Bulgaria)

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Patriotic Front
Патриотичен фронт
SpokespersonKrasimir Karakachanov,
Valeri Simeonov
Founded3 August 2014
Dissolved27 January 2017
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
National affiliationUnited Patriots
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists[1]
ColoursWhite, Green, Red (Bulgarian national colours)
National Assembly
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European Parliament
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The Patriotic Front (Bulgarian Патриотичен фронт) was a nationalist electoral alliance in Bulgaria around the political parties IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement (IMRO) and National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB).[2]

History[edit]

The former ran as part of an electoral alliance led by the political party Bulgaria Without Censorship (BBT) during the 2014 European parliamentary election, where both allied parties won a seat in the European parliament. The signing of a coalition agreement between IMRO and NFSB marks the end of the BBT-IMRO coalition. The Coalition agreement of the Patriotic Front was signed on 3 August 2014[3] and states its purpose to be for: "a revival of the Bulgarian economy, a fight against monopolies, achieving modern education and healthcare and a fair and uncorrupt judiciary."[2]

The members of the alliance are - PROUD,[4] National Ideal for Unity,[5] Middle European Class,[6] Association Patriot,[7] Undivided Bulgaria,[8] National Movement BG Patriot,[9][10] Union of the Patriotic Forces "Defense", National Association of Alternate Soldiery "For the Honor of epaulette",[11] National Movement for the Salvation of the Fatherland[12] and National Democratic Party.[13]

Elections[edit]

The coalition's electoral debut was in the early 2014 parliamentary election.

Statistics[edit]

Bulgarian National Assembly
Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank
2014
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239,101 7.29% 5th
2017
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See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Clive Leviev-Sawyer (4 August 2014). "Just when you thought it could not get weirder: meet Bulgaria's Patriotic Front". Independent Balkan News Agency.

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