The Movement for Rights and Freedoms Party elected as third in Bulgarian elections

Balkans
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 9:56 GMT
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms Party, whose members are mostly Turks, became the third largest political force in the country.
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms Party elected as third in Bulgarian elections

After the early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria on October 2, 7 political parties that exceeded the 4 percent threshold entered the country's 48th parliament with 240 members.

The Central Election Commission (ZİK) announced the results based on the census of 99.4 percent of the electoral protocols. Accordingly, the voter turnout remained at 37.8 percent.

The Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, led by one of the former prime ministers Boyko Borisov, which received 25.37 percent of the votes, ranked first as the biggest power in the parliament.

The Continue to Change (PP) party, co-chaired by former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, took the second place with 20.21 percent of the votes.

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party, which achieved great success in the election and the majority of its members were Turks, became the third largest political power in the country by receiving 13.66 percent of the votes.

The pro-Russian, anti-European Union, and NATO, populist Rebirth party is fourth with 10.17 percent of the votes, while the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), which is pro-Russian and conducts politics along the lines of the former communist party, is fifth with 9.32 percent of the votes. took place.

The Democratic Bulgaria (DB) party, backed by the urbanist right-wing forces, became the sixth power in the parliament with 7.46 percent of the vote. It is also expected that the WB will enter into a coalition with the PP and form a joint group before the establishment of the parliament.

The pro-Russian Bulgarian Rise (BV) party, led by former Defense Minister Stefan Yanev, has the seventh-smallest group in the parliament with 4.64 percent of the vote.

Populist entertainer Slavi Trifonov's There Is Such a People (ITN) party was below the threshold with 3.8 percent of the votes.

SUCCESS OF THE MRF PARTY
The Central Election Commission announced that the MRF party received the most votes in this election in the Shumen, Kardzhali, Razgrad, and Silistra regions where Turks and Muslims live.

The MRF party, headed by Mustafa Karadayı, received 32.9 percent of the total votes from abroad and became "the party that received the most votes across the border in this election".

While votes were cast in 166 election places in Turkey, 43 thousand of the 51 thousand votes cast here were given to the MRF party.

THE 48TH PARLIAMENT OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE CONSULTED TO ITS FIRST SESSION WITH THE DECLARATION
Following the announcement of the final results of the election, the 48th parliament of the country will be called for its first session by the decree of President Rumen Radev.

According to the constitution, the president, after negotiating with the powers represented in the parliament, will give the task of forming a government first to the two largest political powers and then to a third power respectively.

The new cabinet to be formed in the country must receive a vote of confidence with the support of at least 121 deputies. In this case, if the relevant negotiations are successful, a coalition government will be formed in the country.

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