United Patriots

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United Patriots
Обединени Патриоти
Spokesperson Volen Siderov
Krasimir Karakachanov
Valeri Simeonov
Founded 28 July 2016
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Newspaper Desant, Ataka Newspaper, Bulgaria
Youth wing National Youth Organization Attack, NFSB Youth, National Youth Committee of IMRO
Ideology Bulgarian nationalism
National conservatism
Social conservatism
Right-wing populism
Protectionism
Euroscepticism
Anti-Islam[1]
Russophilia[2]
Political position Right-wing to far-right[3]
Religion Bulgarian Orthodox Church
European Parliament group European Conservatives and Reformists
Colours              White, Green, Red (Bulgarian national colours)
Member parties IMRO-BNM
NFSB
Attack
National Assembly
27 / 240
European Parliament
1 / 17

The United Patriots (Bulgarian: Обединени Патриоти) is a nationalist electoral alliance in Bulgaria formed by three political parties: IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement (IMRO), the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) and Attack.

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 Deputy Chairmen of the National Assembly Krasimir Karakachanov and Yavor Notev.[4]

The coalition is 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
2017
27 / 240
318,513 9.07 3rd yes

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgaria's election is unlikely to do much to clean up corruption". The Economist. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Bulgarian ultra-nationalists set to enter government". EURACTIV. 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ Rensmann, Lars (2011). ""Against Globalism": Counter-Cosmopolitan Discontent and Antisemitism in Mobalizations of European Extreme Right Parties". Politics and Resentment: Antisemitism and Counter-Cosmopolitanism in the European Union. Brill: 133.
  4. ^ [1]