2019 European Parliament election in Bulgaria

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Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Bulgaria on 26 May 2019.

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Prime Minister's Boyko Borisov's centre-right GERB party won 30,94%, while the opposition socialist BSP won 24,4% of the votes, according to provisional results. As expected, the third strongest force became DPS, mostly backed by the Turkish minority, with 16,36%. The nationalist VMRO party got 7,20% and the centre-right Democratic Bulgaria 6,42%.

One of the striking factors of the Bulgarian election was that entrenched support for GERB even weathered a corruption scandal over discounted housing for party members.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: 2019 European Parliament election in Bulgaria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election_in_Bulgaria
Politico: 2019 European elections Bulgaria https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/bulgaria/
EurActiv, 18/04/2019: EU country briefing: Bulgaria https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/eu-country-briefing-bulgaria/
VOXeurope, 23/05/2019: The smokescreen of euroscepticism https://voxeurop.eu/en/2019/27-voices-europe-bulgaria-5123259

News
EurActiv, 10/05/2019: #EU2019 – Bulgaria’s Borissov says won’t resign if he loses EU elections https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/eu2019-bulgarias-borissov-says-wont-resign-if-he-loses-eu-elections/
Politico, 10/05/2019: EPP applauds Bulgaria while others question murder probe https://www.politico.eu/article/victoria-marinova-boyko-borisov-epp-applauds-bulgaria-while-others-question-murder-probe/
Euronews, 14/05/2019: Bulgarian agriculture minister resigns amid recent corruption scandal https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/14/bulgarian-agriculture-minister-resigns-amid-recent-corruption-scandal
ABC News, 14/05/2019: Truck drivers become key EU election issue in Bulgaria https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/truck-drivers-key-eu-election-issue-bulgaria-63021788
The Sofia Globe, 19/05/2019: Bulgaria’s European Parliament elections: Quiet campaigns, loud complaints https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/05/19/bulgarias-european-parliament-elections-quiet-campaigns-loud-complaints/
The Sofia Globe, 21/05/2019: Bulgaria’s European Parliament elections: GERB and BSP squabble over Kövesi https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/05/21/bulgarias-european-parliament-elections-gerb-and-bsp-squabble-over-kovesi/
The Sofia Globe, 21/05/2019: Bulgaria’s European Parliament elections: Campaign material weeded out over marijuana motif https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/05/21/bulgarias-european-parliament-elections-campaign-material-weeded-out-over-marijuana-motif/
EurActiv, 21/05/2019: Bulgaria’s Borissov causes EPP another scandal headache https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/bulgarias-borissov-causes-epp-another-scandal-headache/
Osservatorio Balcani e Caucas Transeuropa, 22/05/2019: European elections in Bulgaria, under the sign of corruption https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Areas/Bulgaria/European-elections-in-Bulgaria-under-the-sign-of-corruption-194466
EurActiv, 27/05/2019: Bulgaria’s Borissov wins despite scandals https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/bulgarias-borissov-wins-despite-scandals/
The Sofia Globe, 27/05/2019: Bulgaria’s 2019 European elections: Winners and losers https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/05/27/bulgarias-2019-european-elections-winners-and-losers/
Politico, 04/06/2019: Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel gives up MEP seat https://www.politico.eu/article/digital-commissioner-mariya-gabriel-gives-up-mep-seat/

Official
European Elections.eu: How to Vote in Bulgaria https://www.european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/bulgaria
Election Results.eu: National Results Bulgaria https://election-results.eu/national-results/bulgaria/2019-2024/

ESO Records
Political campaign ahead of 2019 European Parliament elections https://www.europeansources.info/record/political-campaign-ahead-of-2019-european-parliament-elections/
European Parliament elections, 23-26 May 2019 https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-parliament-elections-23-26-may-2019/

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