United Patriots

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United Patriots

Обединени Патриоти
SpokespersonKrasimir Karakachanov
Valeri Simeonov
Founded28 July 2016
Dissolved25 July 2019[1]
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Youth wingNFSB Youth, National Youth Committee of IMRO
IdeologyBulgarian nationalism
National conservatism
Social conservatism
Right-wing populism
Soft Euroscepticism
Political positionRight-wing to far-right[2][3]
ReligionBulgarian Orthodox Church
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists
Colours               White, Green, Red (Bulgarian national colours)
Member partiesIMRO-BNM
National Assembly
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European Parliament
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The United Patriots (Bulgarian: Обединени Патриоти) was a nationalist electoral alliance in Bulgaria formed by three political parties: IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement (IMRO), Attack, and the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB).

The coalition between the three parties created by the agreement put forward a joint candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. The coalition's candidates for president and vice president were the then Deputy Chairmen of the National Assembly Krasimir Karakachanov (for President) and Yavor Notev (for Vice President). [4]

The coalition was part of the current government in Bulgaria, the Third Borisov Government.

Electoral history[edit]

Karakachanov for President
Election # of total votes (1st round) % of popular vote (1st round) rank (1st round) # of total votes (2nd round) % of popular vote (2nd round) rank (2nd round)
2016 573,016 14.97 3rd - - -
Bulgarian Parliament
Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank Government
27 / 240
318,513 9.07 3rd


See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/07/25/bulgarias-ultra-nationalist-united-patriots-coalition-officially-disbanded/
  2. ^ "EU country briefing: Bulgaria". EURACTIV. 18 April 2019. Since May 2017, GERB governs together with a coalition of far-right nationalist parties (United Patriots).
  3. ^ "Bulgaria's Parliament gives final approval to cutting state subsidies for political parties". Independent Balkan News Agency. 4 July 2019. Within the ruling majority – the coalition between GERB and the far-right United Patriots – two parties from the latter formation voted against the amendments: Valeri Simeonov’s National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria and Deputy Prime Minister Krassimir Karakachanov’s VMRO. The third of the United Patriots’ parties, Volen Siderov’s Ataka, voted in favour.
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