ElectionGudie

April 4, 2021 Held

3,333,997
Voted
Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,333,997
Valid Votes:3,247,470
Invalid Votes:86,527

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria - Union of Democratic Forces 75 - 837,707

25.80%

There Is Such a People 51 - 565,014

17.40%

BSP for Bulgaria 43 - 480,146

14.79%

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) 30 - 336,306

10.36%

Democratic Bulgaria 27 - 302,280

9.31%

Stand Up! Mafia, Get Out! 14 - 150,940

4.65%

More Info:

At stake in this election: 

  • 240 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure: 

  • Chief of State:  President Rumen RADEV (22 January 2017)
  • Head of Government:  Interim Prime Minister Boyko BORISSOV (since 4 May 2017)
  • Assembly:  Bulgaria has a unicameral National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) with 240 seats.

Description of electoral system: 

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) 240 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.
    •  Bulgaria is divided into 31 multi-member districts, with each district having between 4 and 16 representatives based on population. Political parties and coalitions must receive at least 4 percent of valid votes at the national level to receive a seat. Due to 4% stipulation, many smaller parties register and run as coalitions.

Population and number of registered voters: 

  • Population:  6,975,761 (2019)
  • Registered Voters:  6,732,316 (2021)