ElectionGudie

April 4, 2021 Confirmed

Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)

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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)