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Far from the majority, Bulgarian Prime Minister’s party wins elections

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Boiko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Bulgaria went to the polls this Sunday and Prime Minister Boiko Borisov’s center-right party was the favorite.

Or party Citizens for European Development in Bulgaria (GERB), by Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, was the most voted in the legislative elections this Sunday. Público advances that, however, it will be difficult to find partners to form a coalition.

According to projections by Gallup International and Alpha Research cited by Reuters, GERB reached 25% of the votes. Conservatives were the most voted, but far from an absolute majority.

In power since 2009, Borisov will now have to look for partners to form a coalition, a task that will not be easy since many parties with parliamentary seats do not seem to be available to hand over an executive led by the current prime minister.

If a solution is not found, Bulgarians will have to be called to the polls again in early elections.

Borisov is still weakened by last year’s anti-corruption protests, after a wave of anti-government demonstrations that brought Borisov close to resignation. It was the prolongation of the health and economic crisis that drew strength from the protests.

Liliana Malainho Liliana Malainho, ZAP //


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