July 11, 2021 Held


Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,776,195
Valid Votes:2,766,853
Invalid Votes:9,342

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

There Is Such a People (Има такъв народ) 65 - 657,829


Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria - Union of Democratic Forces (ГЕРБ - Съюз на демократичните сили) 63 - 642,165


BSP for Bulgaria (Коалиция за България, Koalitsiya za Bulgaria) 36 - 365,695


Democratic Bulgaria (Демократична България) 34 - 365,695


Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) (Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi) 29 - 292,514


Stand Up! Mafia, Get Out! (Изправи се! Мутри вън!) 13 - 136,885

Election Results Modified: Jul 29, 2021

General Information

Snap parliamentary election called after the election on 4 April 2021 resulted in an inconclusive vote.

At stake in this election: 

  • 240 Seats in National Assembly  

Description of government structure: 

  • Chief of State:  President Rumen RADEV (22 January 2017) 

  • Head of Government:  Caretaker Prime Minister Stefan YANEV (since 11 May 2021)* 

  • Assembly:  Bulgaria has a unicameral National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) with 240 seats. 

*Appointed by President after third failed attempt to form a new government after 14 April 2021 parliament election. Leads interim government while parliament is dissolved until next election (11 July 2021)

 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. 

Last Election: 

  • The last parliamentary election was held on 14 April 2021. As no party received a majority in the parliament and no coalitions were formed, a government was not formed. A snap election was called for 11 July 2021* 

*Under the constitution, if a cabinet is not successfully formed after three attempts, the president dissolves parliament, appoints and interim government, and schedules another election within two months 


Main candidates in this election: 

Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) / Граждани за европейско развитие на България 

  • Leader: Boyko BORISOV

  • Seats won in last election: 75 

There is Such a People (ITN) / Има такъв народ

  • Leader: Slavi TRIFONOV 

  • Seats won in last election: 51 

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) / Българска социалистическа партия

  • Leader: Korneliya NINOVA 

  • Seats won in last election: 43 

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) / Движение за права и свободи

  • Leader: Mustafa KARADAYI 

  • Seats won in last election: 30 

Democratic Bulgaria (DB) / Демократична България

  • Leaders: Atanas ATANASOV and Hristo IVANOV 

  • Seats won in last election: 27 

Stand Up! Mafia, Get Out! (ISMV) / Изправи се! Мутри вън!*

  • Leaders: Maya MANOLOVA  

  • Seats won in last election: 14 

*Anti-corruption coalition founded 7 February 2021. Established by leaders of Stand Up.BG, Movement 21 (D21), the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement (DBG), the United People’s Party, the Agrarian People’s Union (ZNS) and Volt Bulgaria

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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