|Author (Person)||Rocha, Frederico|
|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Overview|
Information Guide concerning the legislative election held in Bulgaria on 11 July 2021.
The 240 members of the National Assembly are elected by closed list proportional representation from 31 multi-member constituencies ranging in size from 4 to 16 seats. The electoral threshold is 4% for parties.
This snap election was called by Bulgaria's President following the inability to find a new cabinet with a parliamentary majority as a result of a parliamentary election held in April 2021. A caretaker government was appointed pending for the meantime. The electoral campaign reflected the same issues as in the previous one, in particularly when it comes to the friction between electorate and the political elites and successive corruption cases and instances of misuse of public funds becoming known to the public.
Pre-election polls suggested an approximation in preference between the governing, centre-right GERB party and the anti-elite, populist ITN party. Indeed, the latter managed to achieve a narrow victory (23.8%). GERB was second (23.2%) and centre-left BSP party (13.2%).
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||National Politics, Parliamentary | Legislative Elections|
|Countries / Regions||Bulgaria|